Yes, Dumb and Dumber To is funny! The humor, from the Farrelly Brothers, is silly and frequently disgusting. But there are laughs—big and small—to be enjoyed and that’s why you see a movie like this.
Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) team up again after 20 years. It’s quickly revealed that Harry visited the institutionalized Lloyd every week for those 2 decades. When Harry tells Lloyd he needs a kidney, they embark on a mission to find a living blood relative who might donate one.
Dumb And Dumber To quickly becomes a caper film. When Harry finds mail from years back naming him as the father of a child, he visits the child’s mother Fraida (Kathleen Turner) who gives them the address of the girl’s adoptive parents.
Fraida’s daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin) is just as dumb as Harry and Lloyd. She’s also gorgeous and Lloyd develops a crush, based on her photo. Despite her lack of smarts, she’s sent to an egghead conference in El Paso to deliver a speech on behalf of her ailing dad. Harry and Lloyd go there to meet her and deliver a package for the adoptive dad. The story gets more absurd from there.
Dumb And Dumber To features clever visual jokes, including those that result from a ridiculous mix of cuisines and cultures at an El Paso restaurant. The sight of a Zamboni flying down a highway is chuckle-inducing. The pursuit of a hearing aid for Harry leads to an oddly personal—and funny—encounter with a nursing home resident.
Dumb And Dumber To does not offer life lessons, hope for mankind or commentary on the human condition. Just laughs.