'Dumb and Dumber To': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

THR: The Farrelly Brothers go back to skware won

Twenty years is a long time to stay faithful to a pleasure as disposable as Dumb and Dumber, the aptly titled 1994 debut of Peter and Bobby Farrelly. A comedy relying on the eager dumb-upsmanship of well-matched stars Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey (the latter enjoying a blockbuster year, leaping from TV to features including this, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective), the picture pushed the limits of innocent vulgarity so successfully it spawned a short-lived cartoon and a widely maligned prequel. Recognized for their distinctive sensibility, the Farrellys soon made the endearingly goofy Kingpin and their magnum opus There's Something About Mary before reaching the point of diminishing returns, where they've been for more than 15 years. Going back to the well was, perhaps, inevitable. Answering the prayers of no moviegoer we know is Dumb and Dumber To, a mostly mirthless outing that may ride fans' loyalty to receipts larger than their recent efforts but can't hope to match the first film's profitability.

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