Twenty years after the original Dumb and Dumber (1994), Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are together again in Dumb and Dumber To, as the famously dim witted friends set out together on a road trip to locate a long-lost daughter and convince her to donate her kidney.
While Dumb and Dumber To is actually the third film in the Dumb and Dumber saga, this time the cast has been reunited from the original picture. Jim Carrey (The Mask) returns as Lloyd and Jeff Daniels (Pleasantville) as Harry, replacing Derek Richardson (Hostel) and Eric Christian Olsen (TV’s NCIS: Los Angeles) from sequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. Comedic legends the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter, became superstars for writing the surprise mega-hit There’s Something About Mary (1998); They’re back to direct together. It’s likely that New Line Cinema hopes that bringing together the original cast and crew will recapture some of the madcap magic of Dumb and Dumber after the sequel played to mediocre audience reviews.
Dumb and Dumber To has already made a bit of a splash with a clever series of posters that parodies the Scarlett Johansson drama Lucy. A closeup of Carrey or Daniel’s face is superimposed with the name “LLOYD” or “HARRY” in the style of Lucy, with the following caption: “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what he could do with 1%.”
Carrey and Daniel co-star along with Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), Laurie Holden (TV’s The Walking Dead), and Carly Craig (Role Models), and a number of other celebrities making cameos, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), in this version.
In some behind-the-scenes drama, producers Brad Krevoy and Steve Stable filed racketeering charges against Red Granite Pictures, claiming that company had been founded “with monies that include proceeds from unlawful activities.” Red Granite Pictures is most famous for financing The Wolf of Wall Street. That complaint has since been withdrawn.
Dumb and Dumber To is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 14, 2014 and it has been rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references.