The one redeeming quality about this movie is seeing Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey inhabiting these old characters again. It really is nice to see Lloyd and Harry back to their old shenanigans, even if they’re a bit worse for wear. The two just work so well together and are so good at physical slapstick comedy. They clearly had a ball filming it, and at the very least the scenes where it’s just the two of them are entertaining to watch.
Seriously. It’s just not funny. The original film is crass and rude and gross and disgusting in all the best ways. Dumb and Dumber To is crass and rude and gross and disgusting in all the worst ways. The one time I can remember laughing out loud was at a line said by a parrot. A parrot. And the jokes that do manage to be funny keep going for way too long to the point where they’re not funny anymore. And then there’s the plot. I don’t remember most of the plot from the original Dumb and Dumber, and that’s not a bad thing. You don’t watch Dumb and Dumber for the plot. But Dumb and Dumber To just feels like a rehashing of the original with jokes and supporting characters that aren’t funny.
Is Dumb and Dumber To funny most of the time? No. Is it great seeing two hilarious characters back on the big screen again? Sure. Does that make the movie worth seeing? Probably not.