Dumb and Dumber To
If all you’re looking for is a few laughs then this is your movie. The reboot of Dumb and Dumber after 20 years manages to keep you laughing throughout the entire duration of the movie. Though it does fall flat on a lot of areas, it manages to keep one engaged with its brand of outrageous comedy.
The movie has Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles of the two unbelievably stupid characters, Harry and Lloyd. After spending twenty years taking care of Lloyd who has been committed in an institution, Harry realises it was just a prank played by Lloyd. He then convinces Lloyd to set out with him on yet another cross country adventure to find his daughter and request her for a kidney. The film uses a mix of slapstick humour, politically incorrect and toilet jokes to keep us rib-tickled. Though one does cringe during certain moments, they are far and few. The acting of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels I would say has been decent because even if all they had to do was act stupid, it is difficult to do a role that you had portrayed 20 years ago. It is highly weird to see Jeff Daniels do such a role, especially after seeing him do a role in The Newsroom which is packed with high levels of intellect. The film brings back memories of the first edition several times, with remakes of certain scenes and repetition of certain punchlines. Rachel Melvin tries her best to do a female version of the two dumb men and has done a mediocre job with it. As a whole Dumb and Dumber To, seems to be a desperate attempt to re-create the magic of the first film. But through the film, one can almost guess every other scene and it does fall short when compared to the first edition. Since none of us expected it to be any more than just a random story line filled with jokes, it is not really a let down. The movie could have done with a better storyline and less dependancy on the first film’s success. Despite all it’s flaws it does the only job that it was meant to; make us laugh.