First Trailer for DUMB AND DUMBER TO

The Farrelly Brothers ran out of steam a long time ago commercially, but to be honest I've rather enjoyed their output as of late. The Heartbreak Kid and Hall Pass (not great by any means, but serviceable R-rated comedies that play up their premises) as well as The Three Stooges which feels like a movie everyone secretly liked, but no one wants to admit to were all fine if not cultural mainstays. In the wake of these consistent box office disappointments the brothers have retreated to their original feature smash and have crafted a twenty year-later sequel that looks to be as dumb and ridiculous as the original. Honestly, there was little hope that this being any good especially given the unreal expectations that time and nostalgia have built up. Jeff Daniels has since become a much serious actor while Jim Carrey hasn't had a genuine hit since Bruce Almighty over ten years ago (Yes Man more than returned on its budget, but it wasn't the Carrey resurgence most expected). The initial reaction to this first trailer though is surprisingly positive in that the two leads seem to be having a ton of fun with the opportunity to portray these two iconic characters again and are all in for whatever the Farrelly's asked of them. There are plenty of laughs throughout the trailer and I especially enjoyed how they basically say nothing has happened in the twenty years since the original besides Lloyd playing an elaborate prank on Harry. It strikes the perfect kind of balance that says we know where we're at in this point of the actors lives (both who are now in their 50's) and that this is going to be just as absurd as we would hope for. Dumb and Dumber To also stars Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner, Rachel Melvin, Cam Neely, Brady Bluhm and opens November 14.

Synopsis: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.

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