It’s not that only Bollywood churns out inane movies in the name of entertainment. This week’s release ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is a perfect example of how to make a dumb movie that does not make sense or raise laughter.
After 20 years of its prequel ‘Dumb and Dumber’ director duo Peter Farrelly-Bobby Farrelly come out with a crasy sequel starring the original cast of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels who reprise their roles of dimwits Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas. Not that the original was a masterpiece however it was much funnier and raised more laughs compared to the direct sequel released recently.
After 20 years Jeff Daniels character Harry Dunne finds a mail from his ex-lover Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner) informing him of a daughter born to him. Harry who is suffering from a kidney problem wants to get in touch with his biological daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin) to borrow a kidney. So along with his dimwit soulmate for a friend Lloyd (who has a secret desire to get jiggy with Penny) Harry goes in search for his newly discovered daughter who is given away for adoption. However while they are in search of Penny they encounter few misadventures in the form of
Penny’s evil foster stepmother (Laurie Holden) and her minion (Rob Riggle).
The entire movie does not make any sense and with gross humor and patent Jim Carrey faces you cannot stretch an entire movie. The jokes does not make any sense nor laughter. One can actually feel that the sequel was made only to cash in on the original which was a hit. It is really sad to see an actor of Jim Carrey’s strature who gave a wonderful performance in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ or ‘Bruce Almighty’ stooping to such levels.
On the whole I would not recommend this movie to anyone as even a die-hard fan of Jim Carrey who enjoys his staple brand of movies might also not find favor in this misadventure of a movie.
My Verdict: *
Poor – *, Average – **, Good – ***, Very Good – ****, Excellent – *****