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Critics Say 'Dumb and Dumber To' Fails to Live Up to the Original

Twenty years after the release of the original, the Farrelly brothers' Dumb and Dumber sequel finally debuts in theaters today. Currently earning an underwhelming 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, Dumb and Dumber To is raking in the kind of reviews one might expect from a sequel with leads that are now 20 years older: It's good for callbacks, cheap laughs, and "crotch-centric" humor, but don't expect it to surpass the appeal of the 1994 film. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both get points from critics for embodying their silly '90s roles and carrying the film and Rob Riggle gets some love for his supporting double role, but [...]

'Dumb and Dumber To' Is Coming Out in November of 2014

The long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To will be released on November 14, 2014, according to Universal Pictures. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return as the intellectually-challenged Lloyd and Harry 20 years after the original Dumb and Dumber was released. The Farrelly Brothers have returned to direct the sequel, which follows the duo on a road trip in search of the long-lost daughter of Daniels' Harry. It's set to star Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, and Kathleen Turner, with a cameo by Jennifer Lawrence. Filming on the sequel began in September. For old time's sake, check out two of the original's movies trailers from 1994.

The ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Movie is the New ‘Arrested Development’ Movie

Now that the Arrested Development reunion is finally underway after six years of the cast and crew teasing us with a lotta “it’s happening” and “it might not be happening,” comedy fans need a new sequel to get their hopes up over, and the Farrelly Brothers have stepped up to the plate. Ever since Dumb and Dumber To (sic) was announced last February, there’s been a lot of flip-flopping about whether it’s actually gonna happen or not. Jim Carrey left the project in June, but is apparently now back onboard. The Farrelly Brothers took to Twitter yesterday evening to announce that they are almost done with [...]

On 'Dumb & Dumber 2', Jeff Daniels Says: "IT'S HAPPENING!"

Seriously, stop toying with us! Dear Mr. and Mr. Warner, throw us a bone and we will put said bone in the mouth of a van that looks like a dog. Anyway, you heard Jimmy, #DumbAndDumberRises, let's start tweeting, nerds. Later in the show, Jimmy and Jeff had a dramatic turning contest, as you can see below, maybe we should just have Jeff Daniels turn to the camera and do a monologue about why we need a Dumb & Dumber sequel.

Dumb And Dumber…est Is On The Way From The Farrelly Brothers

Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this… and totally redeem themselves! After they wrap up The Three Stooges, the Farrelly brothers are apparently going ahead with the Dumb And Dumber sequel they've been dreaming about since 1994, complete with original morons Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Seeing as how Jim Carrey has talked about the sequel before to the press, and Jeff Daniels…is around, the odds of this actually getting made are pretty good. In the meantime, I will throw down for the series' prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. It wasn't all that bad! [...]

'SNL' Review: Jim Carrey Dances Like Everybody's Watching

When Jim Carrey last hosted SNL in 2011 (the first episode I reviewed for this site), I worried the 1990s comedy icon best known for playing manic cartoons from In Living Color, three comedy blockbusters in 1994, and a well regarded SNL stint, would fail to connect with the show's modern lineup. Thankfully, Carrey proved me wrong, blending nicely with Fred Armisen's eccentric subtlety and showing us how much fun a (then) fresh-faced Taran Killam could be to watch. Carrey's performance was a testament to the fact that while SNL may evolve, with increasingly eye-popping production value and an emerging struggle to make its live multicam elements work, some things will always just [...]

'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Back On; Directors Aiming for a Summer 2014 Release

We reported last week that Dumb and Dumber To, the long-awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber, had been dropped by its studio, Warner Brothers, but co-writer/co-director Peter Farrelly announced today that Universal is picking up distribution to the film and he hopes to start shooting in August. Farrelly made the announcement on an episode of the Nerdist podcast recorded last week. "Long story short, we're going to another studio," Farrelly explained. He added, "That's what's held this thing up because we're negotiating with two different studios — Warner Brother and New Line — about how to get it out of there."

Farrelly confirmed that original stars Jim Carrey [...]

Bobby Farrelly Reveals Plot of the 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel

In an interview with Digital Spy, Bobby Farrelly spoke about the Dumb & Dumber sequel, which has been in flux for a while now. The script is written and they're hoping to shoot in the spring. He continued to open up about the plot:

"I can tell you that there is no growth out of either one of them and it's 20 years later. What is funny about the original is that they're grown men who are complete losers… but now these guys are in regular life and they're still basically children at heart…The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a [...]

Jeff Daniels Confirms the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Bummer

"It's on the internet. We're not doing it." You know what is really dumb? The fact that this movie isn't happening. Hey studios, stop being dumb. I bet the people running the studios totally would trade a van for a moped and confuse Austria for Australia and always wear matching pastel ruffled tuxedos. They are sooooo dumb.

The Lost Roles of Dumb & Dumber

Jim Carrey recently mentioned to the press that a Dumb & Dumber sequel is in development, presumably with writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly and Carrey’s co-star Jeff Daniels willing to return. Given the way the Farrellys' Hall Pass and Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins turned out, it's no surprise all parties are looking to revisit these classic characters. One of the big reasons Dumb & Dumber is an effective comedy (and one that still holds up) is that Daniels and Carrey are so perfectly cast as Harry and Lloyd, and the chemistry between them is incredible. Believe it or not, these two weren't the original choices for the title [...]

The 'Dumb and Dumber To' Trailer Is Finally Here

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels visited The Tonight Show last night to finally premiere the trailer of Dumb and Dumber To, which you can watch in full above. Click through to watch the duo talk with Fallon at the desk and perform in the very latest edition of "Real People, Fake Arms" in the form of a Canadian soap opera.

Studio Dumps 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

The Dumb and Dumber sequel has run into another hurdle. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has dropped the project, which was set to see original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and original writing/directing duo the Farrelly brothers returning. The sequel, entitled Dumb and Dumber To, has been in the works for over two years with Jim Carrey leaving the project last year over frustrations with the studio and coming right back, only to hit more studio problems this week.  The sequel picks up 20 years after the original film when Harry and Lloyd find out that one of them may have fathered a child [...]

Jeff Daniels Explains What the Dumb 'Dumb and Dumber' Hold Up Is All About

Welcome to the seemingly bi-weekly column: "Hey Jeff Daniels, What's Up with the Dumb and Dumber Sequel?" In this installment Jeff Daniels expounds upon what Jim Carrey's problem was and what the hold up is:

 “I understood why, because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done. The Farrellys wanted [...]

'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel, Goodbye?

Two months ago, we reported that all the original players were onboard and excited for a proper Dumb & Dumber sequel and we were all properly onboard and excited. Well, Jim Carrey told ET (the TV show, not the alien) that he's off the project because of  his frustrations with New Line and Warner Brothers. He explained, "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title." First off, zing! Second off, drats! Just the title Dumb and Dumber To is pretty funny. So it goes. Let's pour out some Turbo Lax for the fallen sequel.