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Movie Breakdown: Dumb And Dumber To

November 13, 2014

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

It took a whopping 20 years, but there’s now a sequel to Dumb And Dumber.

The Reality:

The trailers for Dumb And Dumber To didn’t do much to make me think it was in any way going to be a quality film, but I still strolled into the theater hoping to be treated to a handful of funny and/or memorable moments.

This was a mistake.

While Dumb And Dumber To is not as woeful as A Million Ways To Die In The West, it does rank just behind it on the list of 2014′s most unfunny movies.  It carries the same frame as its 20-year old predecessor (two goofballs take on a task and wacky stuff happens), but it’s 100% less charming.  I got about 20 minutes in and just wanted the damn thing to end.  But it didn’t.  Nope, it went on for another 90 minutes, and I had to watch Jeff Daniels bumble about (in what’s easily his worst performance to date) and Jim Carrey overact even more so than usual in an attempt to try and save every terrible, lazy and poorly written gag in the film.  Don’t let nostalgia fool you, there’s no need at all to see Dumb And Dumber To.

The Lesson:

The Farrelly Brothers haven’t been good since There’s Something About Mary in 1998.  Why do I keep seeing their movies?

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One Response to “Movie Breakdown: Dumb And Dumber To”

  1. Jay Says:

    I would argue that the Farrelly Brothers have never been good. It is painful to watch Jeff Daniels lower himself to this schlock.

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