|Title:||Dumb and Dumber To|
|Director:||Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly|
|04.24.15||Netflix|| So the short answer is I thought it would be better. I didn't think it would be as good as the first one, which I still think is funny today thanks to a mixture of nostalgia (it came out when I was in high school) and it actually being a good movie, but I did think it would still be funny. I laughed a couple times toward the end - I'm not sure if my resistance to the dumb jokes was tearing down to the point where it overwhelmed me and I started laughing or if the jokes got better - but for the most part it felt disjointed and awkward between them. Carrey and Daniels got on SO well in the first one but this one it seemed a little like... they were tolerating each other. |
It's a bit of a shame. 20 years is a long time and pretty much everybody involved are at very different points in their careers now and I was really hoping for the best. Who knows maybe this will grow on me... like I said a few parts toward the end did crack me up. Jeff Daniels' little finger move when he holds his beer up for the lady to smell really got me with its subtle brilliance and some of Jim Carrey's expressions were like classic Lloyd Christmas, but there was also a bunch of stuff that didn't work at all. And the good stuff was outweighed. I did like the Chinese Mexican place with the daughter dipping a chip in guac with chopsticks though.
Oh well. It's probably still better than that prequel they made with the Dell dude.
also, weird note: Early in the movie they visit a funeral home and Jim Carrey throws a banana peel on some dead guy's face. At first glance I totally thought it was a Bill Murray cameo but when I rewound it and freeze framed I decided it wasn't him. Now that I'm looking at imdb it seems that there WAS a Bill Murray cameo, just not the dead guy. So I missed the real one but thought I saw a fake one. odd. Maybe I just assume most comedies have a Bill Murray cameo these days!?