Flash Movie Review: Dumb and Dumber To

It was a long day of intensive studies. We had not seen the outside since we had arrived at 8 in the morning. Before the dinner hour was to arrive we were given an hour to decompress from the day and clear our minds. My partner during the practical applications came up to me and asked if I wanted to take a walk with her. We had only met when we both started our yoga training a few months prior; however, there was an immediate connection. Our sense of humor was similar as our skill level with the poses we were practicing in our studies. As we headed outside the sun was in the latter part of the day, its orange hued rays large and unfocused. We headed down a trail that led us into a forest. With the air cooler inside the green canopied trees, we leisurely started up a conversation that moved us to be vulnerable with each other, laughing at each other’s adventures and supportive as we reported our past hardships. Time had left us behind; the few shadows that had slipped into our darkening green enclave could not catch our attention. When I happened to glance at my watch finally, we were 30 minutes past the dinnertime. In addition we were lost. I tried not showing my nervousness, but it was not easy as I began feeling my hunger pangs becoming aggressive in my stomach. Despite these concerns the two of us kept talking and laughing on a variety of subjects as we treated this excursion as an adventure. We did finally find our way back to our studies that day; but more importantly, we cemented a friendship that continues to this day. Lesson learned, adventures can be more fun with friends.    AFTER all these years Harry Dunne, played by Jeff Daniels (Looper, The Squid and the Whale), discovered he had a daughter. When his best friend Lloyd Christmas, played by Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty), saw a picture of the girl, he convinced Harry they should try to find her. Their road trip adventure would take them to the craziest places. This comedy written and directed by brothers Bobby & Peter Farrelly (Shallow Hal, There’s Something About Mary), was dull beyond belief. Most of the jokes were either retreads or barely humorous to me. The trailers truly provided the highlights for this film. After 20 years I felt the script should have taken a fresh look at Harry and Lloyd; instead it was a rehash of their previous film. All this movie provided was crude, rude and juvenile jokes for the most part. I wished I had for this movie gotten lost before getting to the theater. If you do go to see this film there was an extra scene after the credits.

 

1 1/2 stars

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on November 17, 2014, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I’m surprised there’s apparently so little to the movie given that it’s appearing nearly twenty years past the time it’d make sense to do a low-thought sequel to the movie. I mean, you’d imagine both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels had better things to do if there weren’t some strong reason to bother with it.

  2. One of the better comedies of this year for me.

  3. Obviously I didn’t expect it to live up to the first, but I too thought it was way more crude and (personally speaking of course with comedy) “unfunnier” than anticipated. Great review Joltz.

  4. The more I see and hear about this movie, the less I want to watch it. I like both Carrey and Daniels but I don’t believe this was a good choice for either of them.

  5. Love your blog! I’ll just start stopping here before I select the occasional movie to watch! 🙂

    Is it just me or have they stopped making movies as great as they used to? ♥

    • It has been harder to find great films; so far this year only 2 I have reviewed I gave 4 stars. Thank you for your kind words and I hope I can save you some $ before you decide which picture to see.

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