By Chelsea Faler |Staff Writer|
Dumb and Dumber To was finally released on Nov. 14, the sequel to the first Dumb and Dumber that came out 20 years ago. The two dimwits, Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey), reunite at last, two decades later for one last time.
This was not a film I was particularly eager to go see; however, I was quite surprised when I found myself laughing and enjoying the movie more than expected.
Harry had been visiting Lloyd in a mental hospital for the past twenty years, and after Lloyd gets back to being healthy, they set off on another careless adventure.
Harry is in need of a new kidney, and after learning his parents are of no help, he discovers that he has a daughter with his old fling, Fraida Feltcher, who had put her up for adoption 22 years ago.
In hopes of discovering an organ match from his newly-found daughter, Penny (Rachel Melvin), Harry and his equally deficient pal Lloyd start their journey to find his estranged daughter.
Harry and Lloyd finally make it to her home, where they meet her adopted father and step mother, and learn that she is currently on a flight to El Paso to attend a very prestigious conference to speak in place of her ill father.
Penny had forgotten a very important package that her father, Dr. Pinchelow (Steve Tom), had asked her to bring to the conference. With the assistance of one of his workers, he had Harry and Lloyd bring the package with them to El Paso.
After a very adventurous road trip consisting of pranks, fireworks, and even train wrecks, they finally make it to the place where they least belong, a convention building filled with brainiacs.
Confusion, controversy, and obnoxious behavior are common themes during Harry and Lloyd’s time at the conference, as well as finally meeting Penny, and uncovering even more buried secrets.
Obviously, this movie consisted of more than enough stupidity, hence the name, but you couldn’t help but laugh at just how dumb they really are.
Chances are, Dumb and Dumber To will probably not be winning any awards anytime soon, and it is clearly not the greatest movie ever made, but it is something light and funny that reminds you to not always take everything so seriously and to have fun in life.
Anyone who enjoyed the first Dumb and Dumber, or any other irrelevant comedy films will more than likely get a good laugh out of this one as well.
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