The Dumb and Dumber
sequel was an on-again-off-again Hollywood myth for years, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both waffling on whether it was something worth doing. Now, 20 years after the original, they decided to give it a go, but the jury's still out on whether or not the resurrection of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne can meet expectations.
The sequel, titled with the grammatically offensive Dumb and Dumber To
, is once again directed by the Farrelly Brothers and follows Lloyd and Harry as they head out in search of Harry's long lost daughter, who also figures to be Lloyd's Mary Samsonite-level target of obsession.
For most kids growing up in the '90s, Dumb and Dumber
was HUGE. It still gets quoted in casual conversation and you're basically legally required to watch it all the way through whenever you catch one of its many TNT airings. But is nostalgia enough to get you through the sequel? A good test is to watch the trailer (above) and decide if the gags leave you laughing or leave you skeptical. Let's try it.
Did you laugh at Jim Carrey's hobo beard?
Did you laugh at the violent catheter removal?
What about Butthole's butthole?
Or the bike grinding?
Did Lloyd's chest hair get a giggle?
How about the nod to his Binaca spray aim?
Did the return of the Mutt Cuts van do something for you?
Did the phone mix-up get you going?
How about the old lady's vagina death grip?
If you answered yes more often than not, chances are Dumb and Dumber To
is going to live up to the high bar set by its predecessor. If the jokes in the trailer had you cringing, then maybe you're setting yourself up for disappointment by seeing the sequel. As someone who grew up on Dumb and Dumber
, the trailer left me a little uneasy — like maybe I need to be 13 again — but I did enjoy Rob Riggle's vending machine camouflage.
What was your reaction to the Dumb and Dumber To