It almost feels like 2014 is the year of the comedic sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses 2 and earlier than both these, 22 Jump Street which is now out on Blu Ray and DVD; the film is a seriously funny follow up to the original. While it is not perfection, the second pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube stepping in as the head of Jump Street again, works very well overall. This sequel picks up the pace just a little and Peter Stormare has a brilliant cameo as the nostalgic drug lord The Ghost, who misses the good old days.
Way back in September 2013, Jennifer Lawrence was in fan girl heaven about the fact that she had done a cameo in Dumb and Dumber To. According to The Hunger Games star she spent an entire day shooting her scene and she was very excited about working with Carrey and Daniels. Talking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last year Jennifer revealed that she was a huge fan of Dumb and Dumber who was able to quote all the dialogue from the original 1994 film.
Jim Carrey proved on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show just what the problem is with Dumb and Dumber To, which has been reported as the box office weekend winner (Really?) with receipts topping at $38.1 million. What is the aforementioned problem? Carrey does not know when to stop. Anyone who has seen the number one film at the box office will realize that Carrey shaving a doting fan practically bald was a “step too far” just like most of the gags and skits in the film. Several videos of the actual haircut stunt are on YouTube and these also go a long way toward why Jim Carrey’s film has done so well in tickets sales, the man’s fans really do love the comic actor.
Somewhere in the world there may exist a film that is even more puerile than Dumb and Dumber To, with performers who might even be Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels squared in terms of being able to keep a straight face whilst being slobbered over by a dog that appears to be rabid but it is highly doubtful. Admittedly this film will have a number of “built in” fans, folks who adore Carrey from his Ace Ventura days and the first film he made with Daniels Dumb & Dumber. However, the antics of Lloyd and Harry are an acquired taste and only those who can appreciate the most basic of juvenile directed humor should bother to see this exercise in an overlong joke with a saggy punchline.
Jennifer Lawrence has already filmed a cameo for the new Dumb and Dumber To, aka Dumb and Dumber 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 23 year-old Academy Award winning actress will play the part of a younger Kathleen Turner -a character named Fraida Feltcher – in the film. Dumb and Dumber To is the sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber.