Review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ will not disappoint fans

It has been 20 years since the first “Dumb and Dumber” movie hit theaters, delivering plenty of laughs and memorable lines that are still quoted to this day.

Once “Dumb and Dumber To” was announced, many were curious if the movie could match up to its predecessor. The answer to this question is difficult, because it is both yes and no.dumb&dumber_0

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return to their iconic roles as Lloyd and Harry as they embark on a new and wacky adventure. Twenty years following the events of the first Dumb and Dumber film, Harry finds a postcard revealing that he is a father. Considering that he was a few years late reading the mail (and a few years is an understatement), his daughter in now 22-years-old. Lloyd then forms a crush on Harry’s daughter, and they both embark on their cross-country journey to find her.

Carrey and Daniels are at the top of their game with their slapstick comedy and corny yet hilarious jokes. There are many hilarious moments, but not many shined like the original. Rachel Melvin, who plays Hank’s daughter, Penny, is just as wacky as Carrey and Daniels, making her a great addition to their goofball ranks.

The biggest downside to the movie is the story. The story is not bad by any means, but it feels unoriginal since it is nearly identical to the first, making it a predictable romp. This is not a bad thing, but the movie felt less memorable.

In the end, I give “Dumb and Dumber To” a 3 out of 5. The acting is spot on, and the jokes can keep an audience laughing through most of the movie. With many cameos and original actors to keep fans of the original happy, “Dumb and Dumber To” is a sequel that should be consumed by all who want more Harry and Lloyd.

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