Farrellys Want More Dumb and Dumber

2 Mar

by Chris Petersen

Right after we wrote the review of Hall Pass, indicating my nostalgia for the Farrelly Brothers days of Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber, I started reading rumors that the Farrelly Brothers are amping up for a Dumb and Dumber sequel.

Moviehole reported that Bobby Farrelly said this during a press junket in Sydney:

“[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that – lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel – and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.”

Please God, no. When I said I was nostalgic for that film that was not what I meant. I don’t want all that was sacred about that perfect combination of dimwitted one-liners and slapstick humor, tainted by another adventure featuring Harry and Lloyd.

It took me years to recover after the last one.

Also, while Jeff Daniels hasn’t necessarily lost his comedic charm on me, Jim Carrey has. Watching a guy who is almost 50 do the same antics he did in films like The Mask, Ace Ventura, and Dumb and Dumber, just isn’t appealing. Now, I am not claiming that this is what the sequel will feature, but I am guessing they are going to try to return to the same stuff that they used in the first one. If they try to do something new, good for them, and that might just be interesting enough to get me mildly interested in this project, but not really.

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  1. Farrellys Want More Dumb and Dumber (via Chris and Pac Take on Hollywood) | The Calculable - March 3, 2011

    […] Farrellys Want More Dumb and Dumber (via Chris and Pac Take on Hollywood) Posted on 3 March, 2011 by Jarle Petterson by Chris Petersen Right after we wrote the review of Hall Pass, indicating my nostalgia for the Farrelly Brothers days of Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber, I started reading rumors that the Farrelly Brothers are amping up for a Dumb and Dumber sequel. Moviehole reported that Bobby Farrelly said this during a press junket in Sydney: “[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll … Read More […]

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