Let’s get this off first. I love the first ‘Dumb and Dumber’. It is my favourite comedy ever. So I was so excited for the sequel, and the result is… Alright?
‘Dumb and Dumber To’ (great title) is the sequel to 1994’s ‘Dumb and Dumber’. That’s right, it has been twenty years since we last saw these characters, and now twenty years later, we see the continue adventures of Lloyd and Harry. This time, Harry gets a postcard that he is going to become a father, but the problem is that the postcard was sent back in 1991. So Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to meet Harry’s daughter.
The sequel does get some real laugh out loud moments, with a few chuckles here and there, but unfortunately there are misses in the jokes department, especially some of the more gross-out gags, which the first film did very little of.
While the story is simple, the third act is a bit of a mess and drags on, making the film feel overlong than it needs to be, as I felt the third act was dissatisfying and disappointing.
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have high energy and great chemistry, once again, and it shows in this film. There is also a surprisingly good performance from Rachel Melvin, who played Harry’s daughter, who I thought, in most scenes, worked well alongside Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Overall, the sequel is a bit of a disappointment, but it is not bad as others have called it. It’s enjoyable when the jokes hit the high notes, and some really are quite hysterical, but they are sprinkled in a movie that felt overlong because of jokes that missed the mark. The story is fine and simple, but the third act is dissatisfying and almost laugh less.
P.S. Stay for the credits if you are a fan of the original film.