Rapid Review: "Dumb and Dumber To"


To see the regression of comedy movies over the past couple of decades, you need not look any further than the differences between 1994’s “Dumb and Dumber” and 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To.” The original was a mix of physical humor and fart jokes with a smattering of sexual references and situations that had you covering your kid’s eyes up for a few seconds before continuing to enjoy it together. The sequel is a constant barrage of sexual innuendos and overtly crude humor with a smattering of the elementary school zaniness that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels exhibited twenty years ago. There are some funny parts that had me laughing, but it still doesn’t live up to its predecessor.

In need of a new kidney and having learned that he has a long-lost daughter, dimwit Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) snaps his equally cretinous pal, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey), out of an apparent fugue state to accompany him on a journey to find her. The witless wonders criss-cross the country using whatever mode of transportation they can find, ultimately arriving at the one place on Earth where they least belong: a summit of the world's most brilliant minds.

The only bonus material for the DVD version of "Dumb and Dumber To" is a featurette entitled "'That's Awesome!' - The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To.'"

"Dumb and Dumber To" is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references.

"Dumb and Dumber To" is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a Digital Download.