I have always been a huge fan of the original “Dumb and Dumber” from 1994. You can pretty much quote any line from the movie and base it with reality in some way. Just like “Office Space” but with different aspects. Jim Carrey as “Lloyd” always had a fast-pace sense of humor especially earlier with his career with other classics such as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “The Cable Guy” and “Me, Myself, and Irene”. While Jeff Daniels aways had the proper side-kick routine as “Harry” as if he was Larry in the Three Stooges. Peter and Bobby Farrelly directed the original and now brought “Dumb and Dumber To” sequel into 2014.
The fun, the dumb and the sequel came back with vengeance! I was going into the movie theater with this flick just hoping Harry and Lloyd’s characters stayed the same. I wasn’t expecting it to be a nominated academy award winning picture yet I wanted it to be for “comedy” since Jim Carrey has fallen back into his roots. The first scene in the movie with Lloyd sitting in a wheel chair outside of a mental institution with a large amount of facial hair already gave me a giggle from the start. From then on Harry finds out he has a daughter from ex girlfriend Fraida Felcher played by Kathleen Turner. He soon finds out he needs a new liver to survive. By Lloyd and Harry taking another road trip brought us back to the original feel from 1994. They figure why not ask Harry’s daughter if she can donate her kidney to Harry? For the story line it has a perfect plot in this sequel comedy. My chest was hurting from laughter as the first twenty minutes of the film started. I figured if it stays this way until the end I will give it a standing ovation. My true and honest opinion is that “Dumb and Dumber To” was better than the original. I know, I know… You are thinking no way. You have to realize the original was from twenty years ago and it will always be the classic but this sequel came with some laughing justice. Dark humor can always have it’s moments when you might say “too soon” but with this flick you can only laugh with unstoppable impulses. I highly recommend this for anyone who was a hardcore “Dumb and Dumber” fan from the beginning. This one is for you.
Review by: Ian Wheeler