It's been 20 years and Harry Dunn has found something out - he has a daughter! Lloyd Christmas, his equally dim-witted friend, takes one look at a picture of her, develops a crush, and insists the two track her down. What ensues when Harry finally agrees is a bizarre encounter with an old lady and more hilarity because of their sheer stupidity.Written by
Dumb and Dumber (1994) bears a striking resemblance with the beginning of the Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor film Stir Crazy (1980). Both films involve two friends who, after getting fired from service jobs the same day, decide to move West after an inspirational speech by one of the friends. Both films also include a road trip segment in a van, a run in with hillbilly locals and an energetic exclamation of how much they love being somewhere else. Dumb and Dumber To (2014) has some scenes in common with another Wilder and Pryor film, See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), where two friends are being hunted and nearly killed several times over a seemingly innocent item. There's also a sequence in both films of the friends passing as scientists/doctors to gain access to a conference/hotel with one of the friends making a very awkward appearance in the conference. See more »
When Harry is driving just before his dream sequence, he reaches over with his right hand to put the photo of Penny in his pocket. In the next shot, both his hands are on the wheel. See more »
SPOILER: After the end credits, Harry and Lloyd are riding in the Zamboni, complaining that they got the wrong milkshakes (when in fact, they are drinking each others' milkshakes). They toss them backwards for the shakes to hit the truck of their old nemesis Sea Bass. He follows them as a text comes up for a faux fourth installment, "Dumb and Dumber For", coming in the summer of 2034, followed by a camouflaged Captain Lippencott walking out of the text. See more »
Another Classic ruined by yet another awful sequel.
It seems that there are a lot of great movies that don't need to have a sequel, yet somehow they are given one. Dumb And Dumber To can be put on the list of bad sequels.
Did the Farrlley Bros merely use this to cash in on the cult classic? Maybe, and I mean, who wouldn't?
Where do I start. There is NO DIRECTION in this movie. There is hardly any substance into the plot. The acting was really bad, and I am gonna call out Jeff Daniels specifically. We all know Jim Carey is a comedic actor.... that's it. We aren't expecting any Oscar worthy performances from him. Now Jeff Daniels is a notable actor who has done almost every genre. He also just won an Emmy for Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series for "The Newsroom". This was a different Harry Dunn in this movie. It was awful.
Lloyd says in the beginning "Comedy is all about timing", and it's ironic because the timing was miscued for 75% of the movie. The movie drags along for quite awhile. It becomes very dull, and there was a 20-25 minute period where nobody in the theater laughed. THAT IS NOT GOOD IF YOU'RE WATCHING A COMEDY.
Were there some funny moments? Yes. Was it nice to see Harry and Lloyd? Of course! But I gotta say that this movie may kill Carey's/ Farrelly Bros career. This movie basically felt like it was made 18-15 years too late. It was very outdated.
Those who grade this higher than a 5 must have missed out on the original... because this was garbage. Very sad and disappointed. Don't waste your time.
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