Title: Dumb and Dumber To

Director: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathless Turner, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French.

Dumb and Dumber Two or Dumb and Dumber Too? Either way the intentional typo reiterates the stupidity of our protagonists who are back after two decades.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have aged badly but more than their farcical out of date “dumb play,” the true problem of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lies in the script, drenched with language and coarsely vulgar gags. Twenty years since Dumb and Dumber’s first adventure, Harry finds out he has a daughter who was adopted and his BFF Lloyd will help him find her.

The Farrelly brothers who have always been successful as a duo – having directed the previous ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ as well as ‘Me, Myself and Irene,’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ – in this occasion reach the extremes of dowdiness.

Carrey and Daniels reprise their popular roles comme il faut, but the fart-jokes along with the bodily function tomfoolery and gawky malapropisms are way beyond bad taste.

Dumb and Dumber is definitely a story that won’t make a difference in the history of film. One movie was enough. Audiences weren’t tearing their hair out wondering what had happened to Harry and Lloyd. No one was begging the film crew to pick up from where we left off, twenty years ago. The first movie worked because it had more adventure in the storyline, whereas this sequel has only a good music score to keep the pace of a badly replicated road trip.

Seems like several actors had been out of work for quite sometime, from Rob Riggle to Laurie Holden, up to legend Kathleen Turner, to accept to star in this cinematic rubbish.

It’s unbelievable that it took six credited writers to create such a disaster: Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, John Morris, Bennett Yellin. All they were asked to do was to do entertain but their failure was way beyond epic.

Technical: C

Acting: C

Story: F

Overall: Epic Fail

Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, is a film critic, culture and foreign affairs reporter, screenwriter, film-maker and visual artist. She studied in a British school in Milan, graduated in Political Sciences, got her Masters in screenwriting and film production and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles. Chiara’s “Material Puns” use wordplay to weld the title of the painting with the materials placed on canvas, through an ironic reinterpretation of Pop-Art, Dadaism and Ready Made. She exhibited her artwork in Milan, Rome, Venice, London, Oxford, Paris and Manhattan. Chiara works as a reporter for online, print, radio and television and also as a film festival PR/publicist. As a bi-lingual journalist (English and Italian), who is also fluent in French and Spanish, she is a member of the Foreign Press Association in New York, the Women Film Critics Circle in New York, the Italian Association of Journalists in Milan and the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. Chiara is also a Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at IED University in Milan.

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