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Overall Rating
1.9

Awesome: 7.46%
Worth A Look: 13.43%
Just Average: 2.99%
Pretty Crappy: 13.43%
Sucks62.69%

3 reviews, 49 user ratings



Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
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by Carina Hoskisson

"An achingly bad insult to its predecessor--Avoid at all costs"
1 stars

Occasionally a movie critic has to take one for the team. Iíve done it, I took it, donít ever say I never did anything for you. Grant me one wish: donít spend your hard earned dollars/pesos/euros on Dumb and Dumberer. I had one and a half of the longest hours of my life sucked out of me one pore at a time. Donít let it happen to you.

I love Dumb and Dumber. Uh-lot. I may have seen Dumb & Dumber more than any other movie. Dumb & Dumber is clever, mean, cruel, disgusting, and hysterical. Now, take the original and rewrite all jokes so that they aren't funny. Letís detail:

1. Uh-lot, check
2. Turbo-Lax, check
3. Mistaken nationality joke with car involved, check
4. Girl both boys want, check
5. Girl dates both, check
6. Boob jokes about girl in question, check
7. Girl has real significant other, check
8. Mishap in girlís guest bathroom, check
9. ďOne in a million,Ē check
10. Lloyd ďtotally redeemingĒ himself, check
11. Pedigree Pooches grooming, check
12. Food going awry, check
13. Mess with ketchup & mustard, check
14. There are too many more to detail

By the way, in case you think Iím spoiling this movie for you, good! Maybe then you wonít go see it. Donít kid yourself into thinking this will be the Dude Whereís My Car kind of bad.

Dumb and Dumberer is so bad it makes you angry. Iím personally furious for having to watch this movie to the bitter, bitter end so that I could give it an honest review. I envied the droves leaving the theater. I got up once during the movie so that I could see the facial reactions in the crowd. There they were. Not one laughing. Every single one with a look of aghast pain and sheer boredom at the astonishing cinematic disaster unfolding.

You know a movie is bad when you check your watch and youíre not even 20 minutes into the movie. At that point you should still be rooting for the movie instead of wishing for its painful demise. I wished for either a speedy death from a falling light fixture, or worse, wish I had gone to see 2 Fast 2 Furious. I hear sweatshop work isnít so bad. Maybe I could have faced the wall in a public restroom at 2 am waiting for Sea Bass. All are preferable alternatives to watching Dumb and Dumberer.

I guess we have to do some kind of plot summary. Harry and Lloyd meet, go to high school, get put into a class special needs students so their principal can skim the special needs budget. Add some short bus jokes, 'special' jokes, and utterly offensive (and not funny) racial characters. There.

A quick review of the lowlights:
As devotees to the original will know, Lloyd Christmas has a chipped front tooth. Lloyd has a chipped front tooth in the prequel too. Only it isn't a chipped front tooth, itís a piece of freaking electrical tape wrapped around Eric Christian Olsen's front tooth. Multiple extreme close-ups rub this flub in with salt.
Let's not forget the completely unnecessary montages in the movie. In case you hated the jokes the first time, you get to watch them again and again with grating music. My jaw clenches in sheer anger at even having to recall the piss-poor device.

What marked the original was a complete lack of respect for their audience. The characters, particularly Lloyd (Jim Carrey), are mean and totally unconcerned for fellow humans. The same guys who sold a duct-taped dead bird to a blind kid. Comedy gold. The makers of Dumb and Dumberer made their central characters a couple half-wits who bumble through life with an optimism that belies the original intent. Gone are the purposefully raunchy jokes. Instead you are subjected to cheap, boring, and unfunny innuendo. The Farrelly brothers try to offend you with sick humor and biting stories. Every time they go over the top the brothers keep an eye on the smart nuances. You donít get all the jokes the first time there is so much you have to watch.
Dumb and Dumberer lacks every single one of those qualities. Dumb and Dumberer removed all the clever humor and replaced it with the wincingly bad. Intelligent people wrote the original, this was written by a pack of hack monkeys.

Itís a crime to waste good talent. What is the extraordinarily talented Cheri Oteri doing in this mess of a movie? She is criminally wasted. Eugene Levy obviously has some back taxes. What other reason could he have to do this piece of tripe? Eric Christian Olsen does a passable Jim Carrey. The poor guy has just no material to work with. The rest of the actors are young kids who need a break or a job. I wonít tear them apart for being in a flick they were probably too inexperienced to discern from pond scum. Or in the case of this movie, unable to discern crap on the wall from chocolate smeared on the wall. Yeah, thatís what passes for a hilarious faux pas in this horrendous excuse for a comedy.

I honestly canít tell you what to do instead of watching Dumb and Dumberer. Anything you might do would be better than going to see this two-bit horseís ass of a movie.

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originally posted: 06/15/03 00:49:05
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User Comments

7/07/09 *Holy_J@lapeno* I loved the origional D&D. This movie was a utter dissappointment. Stay away...FAR AWAY! 1 stars
4/16/07 Cliff Bad movie, Rachel Nichols is beautiful however. 2 stars
7/12/06 Marty despite bob saggett i will never forgive this movie, ever 1 stars
3/01/06 chris f this movie disgusts me i cant bear to wtach this trash again 1 stars
9/01/05 ES Not that bad, the guys really did a good job playing Harry and Lloyd, some funny moments 4 stars
6/06/05 JD The 1st one was funny, this movie is an insult. 1 stars
4/02/05 fhf even unfunnierer than the original. 1 stars
3/23/05 indrid cold In retrospect, has come to be appreciated as almost as good as "Mary." 4 stars
1/14/05 Jeff Anderson Unfunny, pathetic garbage. Why they made this poor excuse for a prequel, I'll never know. 1 stars
7/17/04 Nobody The name says it all 1 stars
6/21/04 Joellen Miller it was terrible the first was my favorite by far. I watched the first one over 100 times 1 stars
6/09/04 The More You Know The original's retardeder clone. 2 stars
5/08/04 paul robinson its the greatest movie in all the land 5 stars
3/21/04 Elena This movie recognizes that it's bad, but it is funny as hell. It's a classic. 5 stars
1/21/04 your mom it sux !!!! 1 stars
1/02/04 J Oh no!!! The retard are not funny! Dumb and Dumber is funnier! 1 stars
12/25/03 steve irwin the first one was hilarious, but the second one was absolute garbage, i don't know how they 1 stars
12/19/03 Kent Stay away from this crap 1 stars
12/19/03 Ryan Moore Fairly good, and critics have no right to dump it. 4 stars
12/18/03 alien assassin excruciatingly unfunny. Stay home and watch your Mr. Bean DVD's instead !!!!! 1 stars
12/02/03 danielle little its ok some of it is lame but its realy funny 4 stars
11/29/03 jmsynth A couple of laughs, but feels like it lasts forever and just really, really bad 1 stars
11/23/03 Samuel Definetly not better than the first, but all in all a sorta funny movie... 4 stars
11/20/03 Hartley Spurlock It SUCKED 1 stars
10/21/03 Boris Smtih I saw T3 soon after seeing this. T3 was funnier, and wasn't even a fucking comedy! 1 stars
8/28/03 smart enough not to watch this! crappest movie of our time 1 stars
8/16/03 jim scott the greatest movie of our time 5 stars
8/05/03 JonBenet Ramsey's Ghost Earlier later set movie was better. Still some laughs here; remarkable look-alike leads. 3 stars
7/22/03 Double G OHHH, HARRY LLOYD guess whats harry, hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
7/20/03 George Jung Even Jack Sommersby doesn't suck as this movie! 1 stars
7/05/03 Terrance Rogers Funny as HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
6/30/03 Scott Ross Funny movie, Better then Dumb & Dumber 4 stars
6/29/03 David A. Lloyd and Harry were pitiful, rather than funny as in the original. It needed Jim Carrey 2 stars
6/21/03 israel ruiz this movie has so many f**k ups in it,it sucked ass 1 stars
6/20/03 Danog damn are all you people stiffs, the jokes kept on rolling in through the whole movie 4 stars
6/20/03 gone blind so hell is being chained to a movie theatre seat watching dumb and dumberer 1 stars
6/19/03 CWX Worth seeing only so you know just how bad a movie can be... 1 stars
6/17/03 RIP This movie is so terrible that my best friend died in the movie theater while watching it!! 1 stars
6/17/03 Matt Everyone keeps saying it's terrible...but if you like stupid humor, you WILL laugh 4 stars
6/16/03 Flounder One of the biggest pieces of excrement that has ever graced the silver screen! 1 stars
6/16/03 Maxx Worst Movie Of 2003! 1 stars
6/16/03 Justin Osborne A failed attempt at recreating one of the best comedies of all time, but i still laughed. 3 stars
6/15/03 How What a piece of c**p!! The only reason I went is my kid took me on Father's Day. Even he wa 1 stars
6/15/03 dave Brenner should have both hands cut off so he can never write again. 1 stars
6/15/03 bobbuttons 2nd worst movie ever made. Tomcats takes that title 1 stars
6/14/03 Earl Dittman, Wireless Magazine The few people laughing when I saw this were lighting their own farts in the back row 1 stars
6/13/03 Darth Haggis Top Ten Worst 1 stars
6/13/03 Jack Bourbon That critics ganged up on this movie is shame. Lot's of good characters and dumb jokes. 4 stars
6/13/03 Jake Totally retarded! 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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