Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Cine Beaverhausen: Dumb and Dumber To
Look, we all get tired twenty years down the road and, at their current ages, this sort of sophomoric comedy may just be a little age-inappropriate for the Farrelly brothers' two stars. Robert Riggle is a nice addition to the buffoonery, however, and Kathleen Turner adds a little class, turning up in a small but pivotal role. There is, of course, the joy once more of watching Jeff Daniels Dumbing down, making a complete ass of himself with Method abandon.
Might I just add that the art work for D&D To's publicity posters is just the worst, most Skid-Row poster graphic I've seen in ages! More likely to turn potential audiences off rather than entice them to come revel in the dumbness of it all.
In the end, a few snickers, points of interest here and there, and an excuse to kick back and have some popcorn, surrendering to the insanity of this extremely broad farce. Again a road movie, the creators of Dumb and Dumber To may have believed that, if Melissa McCarthy could have big box-office success with Tammy, then the time was right for this sequel. But, honestly, many moons have passed and Dumb and Dumber To arrives a little long in the chipped tooth. Bringing Carrey and Daniels back as Lloyd and Harry, at this point in time, may be the dumbest thing about this film.