Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking coherence aren't important. If any fart joke makes you laugh, don't miss it. Everyone else probably already knows that they should avoid this movie, which is even more idiotic than it looks. Although for those forced to suffer through it, there's at least a strand of witty, absurd comedy faintly running through each scene.
After an utterly pointless 20-year practical joke, old buddies Harry and Lloyd (Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey) are once again a team, causing chaos everywhere they go due to their inability to understand pretty much anything that's happening around them. Now Harry needs a kidney transplant, just as he discovers that he fathered a child with Fraida (Kathleen Turner) nearly 23 years ago. So he and Lloyd head off to find his daughter Fanny (Rachel Melvin). She has been raised by a Nobel-winning scientist (Steve Tom) and his money-grabbing wife (Laurie Holden), who's plotting with the handyman (Rob Riggle) to steal his millions. All of them converge on an inventors' convention in El Paso, where Harry is mistaken as a genius, Lloyd falls in love with the wrong woman and everything climaxes in a vortex of mistaken identity and wacky slapstick.
While absolutely everything about this film is painfully stupid, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have learned from making solid comedies (like There's Something About Mary and Stuck on You), and the script has an underlying wit to it that hints at a much better movie screaming to get out. But the Farrellys simply leave everything as mindless as possible, using a strangely clunky directing style that feels cheap and underplanned. While there's a steady stream of amusing throwaway gags, the plot and characters never develop into anything engaging, mainly because both Carrey and Daniels are encouraged to overplay every moment so badly that we begin to wonder how anyone could think this was even vaguely funny.
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Out of Lloyd and Harry, who is 'dumb' and who is 'dumber'?
It's a question that no doubt every 'Dumb and Dumber' fan has considered at some point; one of them had got to be dumber than the other, right? But which one? Jim Carrey and his co-star Jeff Daniels pondered the question ahead of the 'Dumb And Dumber To' release.
Jim Carrey [L] and Jeff Daniels [R] play Lloyd and Harry - but who's dumber?
Jim Carrey plays Lloyd Christmas in the comedy; a character who was left heartbroken in the 1994 original movie and has remained to this day in a caring facility in a 20-year prank on his friend Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), who himself has got his own problems this time round when he discovers he has a long lost daughter. Talking about whether or not the characters know that they're dumb, Carrey admits: 'I don't think they consider it for a second. There's no self-examination going on there at all. They're just selfish children. [Harry's] a little sweeter than my character, my character's really selfish.' And while co-director Peter Farrelly admits that they 'each think that the other one is dumb', the question is - who's the most intellectually challenged?
Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly discuss the return of Harry and Lloyd in 'Dumb and Dumber To', some 20 years since they worked on the original comedy together. They talk about getting the band back together and how Bobby really didn't look after the main prop.
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Jim Carrey was keen to stick to old times with his return to 'Dumb And Dumber To'.
It's been a long time coming for the anticipated sequel to 1994's ridiculous comedy 'Dumb And Dumber', and it certainly feels it. Star Jim Carrey admits getting back into action was strangely nostalgic twenty years on.
Jim Carrey [L] and Jeff Daniels [R] return as Lloyd and Harry in 'Dumb And Dumber To'
Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly aren't straying too far from the original premise with 'Dumb And Dumber To' by the looks of things, with everything from haircuts to cars staying appropriately the same for the Peter Pan style comedy figures. 'It was very much like an H.G. Wells time-travel thing the first day when I put on the old costume', Jim Carrey revealed, when cast and crew eventually decided on sticking to the original. 'We tried some new things in the wardrobe fittings but I kept saying, 'Nope, nope, nope.' Ultimately, I just wore the same thing. It felt right.'
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After getting held hostage and nearly killed in 'Dumb and Dumber', the only trauma Lloyd Christmas appears to be feeling is from the rejection of a beautiful woman. Or not, as the case may be. After a 20-year long prank on Lloyd's part, he and Harry Dunne are back in action and return to their home in Rhode Island. Soon, though, Harry gets the shock of his life when he finds out that he has a 23-year-old daughter after finally opening his mail and the pair excitedly decide to track her down. However, it seems the mother gave her up for adoption a long time ago so their search becomes more difficult than they imagined. Lloyd will do anything to help Harry find her though, after falling in love once again when he claps eyes on her photo. The question is, does she really want to be found? And, if she does, how does she feel about having a father who barely knows how to take care of himself?
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The Dumb and Dumber 2 trailer is here.
The absurd Dumb and Dumber To trailer hit on Tuesday evening (June 10, 2014), delighting fans of the original comedy classic with a new level of slapstick - a new level of awful. In a good way. As the camera loops in over the metal institution in which Jim Carrey's character Lloyd Christmas is holed up - everything has that lovely 90's warmth about it.
The Dumb and Dumber To Trailer Hit On Tuesday
Sure, there's a degree of nostalgia here. Plenty of nostalgia in fact. Lloyd and his partner in crime Harry (Jeff Daniels) reference numerous lines from the original movie and there's a couple of gross out moments that wouldn't have been out of place in the instantly forgettable spin-off Dumb & Dumberer, however, this first trailer suggests Carrey and Daniels are onto another good thing.
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12 different directors contributed to the misshapen mess that was Movie 43, but it’s Peter Farrelly whose decided to speak out against the slew of bad reviews that the comedy has received from critics.
The film should have been a big box office success, boasting in its cast as it did the likes of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman, Seth Macfarlane and a whole host others in its series of mini-vignettes. However, a critical mauling has left it with an average rating of 4% on reviews aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes, whilst some critics have been moved enough to call it the worst film of all time. As one of the 12 directing, Farrelly – who can boast comedy successes like There’s Something About Mary and Stuck On You in his resume – took the haters to task on Twitter.
"To the critics: Movie 43 is not the end of the world. It's just a $6-million movie where we tried to do something different. Now back off," he fumed, adding "To the critics: You always complain that Hollywood never gives you new stuff, and then when you get it, you flip out," he added in a separate 140-character missive. "Lighten up." Among the many derogatory comments about the film, the most amusing was perhaps Richard Roeper’s of the Chicago Sun Times, the unimpressed critic describing the movie as “the Citizen Kane of awful”.
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A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how the filmmakers lured these A-listers to appear in these pointless, nasty little films. And while the premises have potential, not a single one has a decent punchline.
As a prank, two teens make up a banned online film called Movie 43. While their brainly little brother searches for it, he runs across a series of clips that mainly focus on awkward vulgarity between the sexes. Bitter exes (Culkin and Stone) have a rude exchange that's broadcast on a supermarket sound system. Pratt is shocked when his girlfriend (Faris) asks him to "poop" on her, and agrees because he loves her. Parents (Watts and Schreiber) homeschool their teen son (White) with the goal of showing him how excruciating life will be. Two pals (Scott and Knoxville) kidnap a leprechaun (Butler) who's reluctant to give them his gold. And a 1950s basketball coach (Howard) tries to convince his players that they're winners because they're black.
Others are dating scenarios: Winslet goes on a blind date with a guy (Jackman) who has testicles on his neck; Berry and Merchant play an increasingly deranged game of Truth or Dare in a Mexican restaurant; a pre-teen (Bennett) can't cope when his young date (Moretz) has her first period; Batman (Sudeikis) messes up Robin's (Long) attempt at speed-dating; Banks struggles to cope with her new boyfriend's (Duhamel) obsessive cartoon cat. There are also a few random advert spoofs, including one for the naked-woman shaped iBabe, which leads to trouble for the company CEO (Gere).
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If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks to be released in the history of comedy. Here you will see several interlinked stories with characters' lives surrounding unusual proposals, interrupting blind kids' parties, bad parenting, teenage menstruation, a confused and slightly racist basketball coach, innovative business ideas and the kidnapping of a violent leprechaun. Once you see this movie it is unlikely you will find a subject that offends you ever again.
With twelve different comedy genius directors including Peter Farrelly ('Dumb & Dumber', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal'), Steve Carr ('Daddy Day Care', 'Dr Dolittle 2'), Steven Brill ('Little Nicky') and Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour') to name but a few and eight different writers, this jaw-droppingly crude and often obscene movie features a diverse star-studded cast, both British and American, who have banded together to shock you in the most hilarious ways you can think of. Whatever kind of comedy you're into, 'Movie 43' probably has something in it for everyone and it is set to hit the big screen on February 1st 2012.
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The story starts as we watch Larry, Moe and Curly (Hayes, Diamantopoulos and Sasso) growing up in an orphanage, watched over by Mother Superior (Lynch) and several rather frazzled nuns (including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David). But when the orphanage is threatened with closure, the clueless trio heads out to raise the cash needed to save it. They immediately run into the shamelessly wealthy Lydia (Vergara), who hires them to bump off her husband so she can run off with his business partner (Bierko). But of course everything goes crazily wrong.
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