Dumb and Dumber To is big joke


David Castellucci, Entertainment Editor

Dumb and Dumber To is exactly as the name suggests. Although the movie in its entirety creates childish puns and jokes, actors Jim Carrey (as Lloyd Christmas) and Jeff Daniels (as Harry Dunne) develop an all-around refreshing performance that will make even the most serious of people snicker.
Placed twenty years after the events of Dumb and Dumber, Dumb and Dumber To has Daniels looking for a kidney-transplant due to the failing of his own. The plot may seem simplistic, however, it easily becomes lost in all the shenanigans and mayhem Carrey and Daniels cause. Yet, somehow, when it all came together at the end, I immediately found myself surprised at the shear simplicity of the closing. The ideas, fragmented but legible, all combined to create an ending that seems almost impossible for anyone to guess.
Throughout the movie, long-running fans of the series will have plenty of references thrown at them, such as the dog car, or the skate-rink cleaner. All of these little connections help create a more comfortable feel for fans, and another element of comedy for anyone who is a first time viewer.
Carrey and Daniels preserved the comedy that made the last two movies a success. There are so many jokes throughout the span of the movie that at least one is sure to get a laugh or a slap of the knee.
The comedy is both the high-selling point of Dumb and Dumber To, and the decline. Yes, there were jokes like Carrey leaving a note for a blind-man to feed a cat in a room filled with birds, which were just plain stupid and funny. However, so often are the puns and jokes that audience members who came for the plot might feel unwelcomed. There is no actual story to the movie, but those who just want to laugh at someone or something are sure to get a kick out of it.
Dumb and Dumber To is not for those who want a solid movie, with a solid story-line, and a set of strict, serious characters. Dumb and Dumber To is for those who want to laugh, and do nothing but laugh. Those who came into Dumb and Dumber To expecting it to be a grade-A movie will not find much, but those who came into the film expecting it to be a decent sequel, or a big joke, will find their money’s worth.
For appealing to those with a sense of humor, but failing to do so with any kind of strict plot, I give Dumb and Dumber To three out of five stars.