“Dumb and Dumber was never a great – save a good – film. But was it ever meant to be?
The movie, despite being agonizingly “dumb” (pun intended), just wanted to be unpretentious; its own self. And while that doesn’t merit any points on behalf of the entire film, one’s got to admit that the fact that the Farrelly brothers did a fantastic job directing the characters and the actors in question – Jeff Daniels (television’s The Newsroom) and Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) – gave their all to bringing two of the most ridiculously impossible characters to life with their superior performances must have clicked, not just with the audience, but with an above-average number of critics too. The movie has now attained an unprecedented cult status amongst people who grew up with it and the people who watched it during the time-frame of its release.
Of course, the almost replication of the plot to When Harry Met Lloyd was never going to work – and it didn’t. Yes, it attained some financial success; although not a lot. But that was inevitable. The Farrelly brothers weren’t really involved, and that – of course – must have affected the core personality of the film.
This is when the news of the Farrelly brothers returning to the ridiculous universe of Harry and Lloyd came to fore. Of course, not only did they bring back the duo of Carrey and Daniels, the news was that they were literally going to make it a faithful sequel with a truckload of strands of the original.
The doubt – as always – was if they were going to make a good film out of the sequel, if not great. Their last films – Hall Pass and The Three Stooges – have been progressively disappointing, with their sincerest efforts being left at Shallow Hal and Stuck on You, which released more than a decade ago.”
– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha
This movie was a slightly tricky movie to write about, more or less because of the rather peculiar humor-type it’s been slotted to be in. Of course, the other question arises as to whether the movie is a cash-grab move like Dumb and Dumberer or simply a genuine sequel movie. To have those questions answered, you can hit the movie review up right HERE: http://cinemaelite.com/film-reviews/dumb-and-dumber-to-movie-review/