Dumb and Dumber To

(source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/dumb-dumber-trailer-released-article-1.1825313)
(source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/dumb-dumber-trailer-released-article-1.1825313)

Harry and Lloyd are back for a new adventure! It’s been 20 years since Aspen, but our protagonists haven’t changed a bit. Recently learning he has a daughter, Harry enlists the help of his best friend, Lloyd, to help him track her down because he needs a donor for a new kidney. These dimwitted pals will have to use what little intelligence they have to accomplish this gigantic task.

Dumb and Dumber To shouldn’t be on anyone’s list for an Oscar. That being said, it’s a funny movie for sure. The humor and dialogue used throughout the movie is pretty low brow, but manages to keep the audience laughing and at least partially engaged to the film. I really didn’t like the movie because I felt it turned away from what made the original film a classic comedy. Dumb and Dumber relied on situational humor, and let the laughs come naturally. The sequel on the other hand employs most of it’s humor from dialogue and witty banter between characters. In my opinion, the sequel tried way too hard and everything was a little too over the top. Maybe it’s not fair to compare the two movies because Dumb and Dumber is such a cult classic and comedic masterpiece, but one can not keep from making the comparison. While I was let down, it was still really funny. I liked it, but it wasn’t all that I hoped it would be.

BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: The Farrelly Brothers make fantastic movies, but I would recommend waiting for Redbox or Netflix for this one. It’s funny without a doubt, but the story kind of stinks and that partially dilutes the laughs. I felt the movie tried too hard to be funny, and didn’t pull me in like the first film, so don’t get your hopes up. If you’re not doing anything, and it’s on Netflix I would give it a try though because it is not completely stupid, just a little dumb.

 

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