Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) are back, and dumb as/dumber than ever. Seeing the two fiftysomething stars in their idiot haircuts again is a little disconcerting, like watching your favorite old band on a desperate reunion tour, but this sequel to Dumb & Dumber (1994) maintains a respectable laugh quotient. ("Does your friend have Asperger's?" "Probably—he doesn't wipe very well.") Rob Riggle adds to the fun as a special-ops assassin whose skintight outfits allow him to blend into the background, and Kathleen Turner contributes a winning plus-size parody of her old vamp roles. The audience I saw this with seemed to be having a pretty good time with it, though my favorite gag—Harry's admission letter from Arizona State—seemed to fly over everyone's heads. Or maybe it hit too close to home.
Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Producer: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Charles Wessler, Bradley Thomas, Marc S. Fischer, David Koplan, Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Rob Riggle, Don Lake, Tembi Locke, Patricia French, Bill Murray, Paul Blackthorne, Brady Bluhm, Eddie Shin, Tommy Snider, Atkins Estimond and Lindsay Ayliffe