‘Dumb and Dumber 2’ Review


Noah Fouts, Staff Writer

The sequel to the movie “Dumb and Dumber” was released on November 16th, almost 20 years after the sequel began. The main characters in the movie are Lloyd and Harry, played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Jim Carrey has a huge acting career from hit movies like “Mr. Poppers Penguins” and “Liar Liar.”

The directors of the movie, Bobby Farelly and Peter Farelly have worked together extensively before, and with Jim Carrey in the movie “Me, Myself and Irene.” The movie was made on a 16 million dollar budget, which is generally average for a movie of this scale.

The movie is greatly divided when it comes to reviews because some people hate the stupidity while others love the entertainment factor. On movie review sites it got an okay review from the hateful critics. The movie has many sexual inuendos, and since it is PG 13 it was really pushing the censorship limit. The word play is meant for an older audience.

The best friends are set on a quest to find Harry a kidney, so he won’t die. But in order to receive one, he needs a matching donor, which ends up being his daughter that had been put up for adoption 20 years ago. On the adventure they tackle many problems, including driving a hearse from a funeral home. Their stupidity works just enough o get them out of sticky situations and to make the audience laugh.

The type of humor is somewhat raunchy, which many people tend not to like, and jokes about disabilities, which is why these types of movies sometimes fail to get big audiences. For example, in the movie there are scenes where they act in a way that suggest the actions of a autistic child.

The movie made a whopping 38,053,000 million dollars on opening weekend. Comparing opening weekend gross sales with other great hits like “Avatar” and the “Harry Potter” series it is around in the same ballpark.

Overall, the movie was a fun film and definitely one worthy to go see in theaters. It flowed well and has a good plot that really built up while still implementing comedy. Young teenagers are definitely going to be the movie’s top viewers.