Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To Review - 2 Stars

We don’t have The Three Stooges anymore but we do have Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber To”–the follow to the earlier dumb comedy about two dopes and the world in which they live.  Plot matters for little.  “Dumber and Dumber to” strings together jaw dropping gags involving bodily openings, fluids, and functions.  I don’t want to give away a lot of the gags but I also don’t want to repeat most of them.  All I’ll own up to is I laughed a lot.  OK — here’s one, Jim Carrey feeds a pigeon pop rocks and the bird explodes.  Well ok you had to be there.  Kathleen Turner turns up to make fun of her former hot babe days.  She evidentially is the mother of a long-lost daughter the boys vow to find.   Most of the laughs are low and gross and what do you expect.  The Farrelly brothers produced this hoping to win back some of the glory of their classic “There’s Something About Mary.”  I won;t go that far, but I will say a lot of the gags work even when you know you really shouldn’t laugh at this kind of stuff which makes them even funnier.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Low humor and lots of it.  Is it entertaining?  Jaw dropping funny.  Is it worth the price of admission?  You’ll hate yourself for laughing at this stuff. Also — about 20 minutes to long.