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“Dumb & Dumber To”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since one of my all-time favorite movies (yes, it’s true) was released. “Dumb & Dumber”, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, has to be one of the better {dumb} movies of all time next to films like “Airplanes” and “Blazing Saddles”. The original film provided seemingly effortless and completely unexpected entertainment that still leaves me laughing all these years later. I’ve said it before (No joke, it was in my employee profile for a job I had a few years ago) and I’ll say it again: I wholeheartedly believe that there’s a “Dumb & Dumber” quote for just about every situation in life.

Example A: You’re on a very long and very boring road trip and your car is suddenly filled with that awkward silence we all know and hate, “I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this” … “Yeah, that John Denver was full of shit.”

Example B: You’re making plans with a friend: “Does 7:45 work for you?” … “Oooooh, no, that’s not going to work. How about we make it quarter ’till 8?”

See, there’s a quote for everything. I think that’s why I was so excited when I heard that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels planned to come back together for a sequel. “Dumb & Dumber To” hit theaters nationwide this weekend. Does it live up to its predecessor?


Release Date: Friday November 14, 2014

Run Time: 110 Minutes

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references

Just one month and two days (not that anyone’s counting) shy of 20 years ago, our friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) set off on the adventure of a lifetime to return a piece of luggage to the love of Llyod’s life, whom he’d met just moments earlier, Mary Swan..sun…swam…SAMSONITE (it’s Swanson).  Their journey inspired laughs from audiences young and old for two decades and would be considered a classic comedy by some (me). Viewers were left wondering: what did Llyod and Harry do with their lives after their trip to Aspen, California (Colorado)?!

 Fast forward to 2014 when we meet the duo again. Audiences discover that Lloyd has spent the last twenty years in a rehabilitation facility where Harry has been visiting consistently since 1994. Long story short (it’s actually not that long)- we find out that Lloyd has been faking the entire time and that’s where the story picks up.

The two inadvertently find themselves on another cross country road trip (because taking a three hour plane ride is apparently a lot less fun): And you’re there with them the whole time.

“Dumb & Dumber To” is (obviously) not nearly as good as the original movie but it was nice to catch up with Harry and Lloyd to see how far (not far) they’ve come over the last twenty-years. The film was chuckle worthy and, although not quite as quotable as “Dumb & Dumber”, worth checking out if you’re an existing fan. Overall, on the It’s An Ordinary Blog movie review scale where one is the worst, five is the best, and ten is the worst again: I give “Dumb & Dumber To” a 2.985945898013 with an emoticon based sub-ranking of “Heh Heh Heh”.

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