Directed By: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner
After 20 years, the Farelly brothers have finally returned with a sequel of the famous 1998 road buddy comedy, Dumb and Dumber. Although the material did not really have any significant change from the original one, this movie still can make you laugh, even with a fart joke (which in most cases, I think, is not funny) but not with this movie, because I found myself laughing at some stupid scenes.
The movie begins with Harry (Jeff Daniels) visiting his old buddy, Lloyd (Jim Carrey) after 20 years being treated in a mental hospital, losing the ability to do anything, including to pee. Later, it turns out that Lloyd has been faking all of it just for a gag to mess with Harry. The movie continues as Harry and Lloyd once again embark on a road trip together, this time to find Harry’s daughter because Harry needs a kidney transplant.
Even though Dumb and Dumber To is a nice comedy movie, it is still cannot change my opinion that the original Dumb and Dumber is better – it was creative and smarter than the sequel, which ends up making Dumb and Dumber To less memorable than the first. Maybe it has to do with how much of a fan I am of the original one, and I set the bar too high for this movie.
In conclusion, I think Dumb and Dumber To is an enjoyable sequel, and it also had a few laugh out loud moments, from seeing Harry and Lloyd having a fart competition, to seeing Travis (Rob Riggle) get burnt after being pranked by Harry and Lloyd after they set a dangerous amount of fireworks in his motel room. One thing that I have to tell you so that you can enjoy the movie is: do not expect too much. Just sit back, relax and laugh.