Farrelly Brothers Developing ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Sequel

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Back in 1994, Jim Carrey was well on his way to establishing himself as the modern day Jerry Lewis with a string of box office hits. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber were all released that year, and effectively transformed Carrey into a bonafide movie star.

Warner Bros. was quick to cash in on a second Ace Ventura movie the following year, but Carrey otherwise managed to steer clear of follow-ups to his own work. While the eccentric actor focused on fresh (and sometimes unexpected) material, Hollywood went ahead and created belated sequels to some of his biggest hits without his involvement.

One of the worst offenders was the 2003 film Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd – a prequel that featured a brand new cast and no input from the original film’s directors, Peter & Bobby Farrelly. While most fans have decided to pretend that the prequel doesn’t exist, the first Dumb & Dumber remains a fondly regarded comedy classic

…Which is why I have mixed feelings surrounding Moviehole‘s report that the Farrelly Brothers are developing a proper sequel to Dumb & Dumber. During a press junket for Hall Pass, Bobby Farrelly indicated that they’re hoping to reunite Carrey with co-star Jeff Daniels for a glimpse at what Lloyd and Harry are up to these days:

“[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.”

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I’ll admit it – I still love Dumb & Dumber and laugh just as hard at it now as I did when I was a child. I know the idea of Carrey and Daniels reprising their roles will no doubt make a lot of fans extremely excited. However, it should be noted that none of this is remotely official at this point. The Farrellys still have The Three Stooges keeping them busy for the time being and it’s anyone’s guess if Carrey and Daniels would actually be interested in a Dumb & Dumber sequel.

For me personally, the bigger issue is the Farrelly Brothers track record since 1998 (I’d argue that’s when they made their last good film). Although Hall Pass was sold to audiences as their return to form, it’s had a tepid reception at best.

I’d love to see the Farrellys come back swinging with a true Dumb & Dumber sequel, but I also think there’s a strong chance that the result might leave fans with two forgettable follow-ups worth ignoring.

Source: Moviehole.

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  1. OMG scrap out strooges and do this sequel! hell yes im excited Ive been waiting for this for a LONG time this would be amazing! :D

  2. Agree with you Chris, leave this classic alone. They’re protected by not being involved in that prequel but if they make an attempt at this sequel I can’t see a whole lot of success coming from it. What’s to say that either Carrey or Daniels would be up for the physicality at this point in their careers either? Not sure why people can’t just leave well enough alone (well besides the money part).

  3. As long as they bring back Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that I’ll see it! That other one was… (vomit) horrible. Lol

    • yes sin dumb and dumberER yuck

  4. Dumber & Dumber was probly the one film of Jim Carrey’s that made me laugh till i had tears,lol. It had parts id rewind that were funny as heck. Imo i can’t think of a better comedy of than Dumb & Dumber, Hangover might be the next one that came years later. I hated the prequel, that was dumb. I didn’t think they would make a sequel to Dumb & Dumber cause it was that great. Aslong as Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels are back for the sequel, im all for it. Otherwise theres no point. One of my co-workers & i till this day talk about that movie & exchange lines we liked,lol.

  5. Dumb and Dumber is my favorite movie of all time. Such a classic.

    • Jeremy it is my favorite comedy ever. I agree no Dumb and Dumber 2 unless Jim and Jeff are back.

  6. I never saw the first one because it looked abnoxious, and well,…stupid.

    The clips I saw reminded me of the type of “comedy” Chris Farley specialized in, just over the top childlike craps n giggles.

    • Youve never seen Dumb and Dumber but youve seen Dumb and DumberER? LMAO

  7. ….I meant i never seen that first one, so i wont be watching this one either.

    from the clips i saw it appeared like “forced” comedy, you know like goofy faces, prat falls, etc.

    I can only take Carrey in small doses when he does roles like that, but I enjoyed his movies like Once Bitten, Man on the Moon, Majestic, and Yes Man.

    • You have to see Dumb and Dumber,seriously… Its really amazing.

    • netshark…

      D&D is the greatest comedy of all time… period. It launched Jim Carrey’s career and was like no other role he played. Jeff Daniels and him together in this film are nothing short of amazing comedic chemistry genius. I can watch this movie over and over and over again… and I have. I WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. :) You need to see this movie. Seriously.

      • Well said Travis 8-)

  8. Only if you get Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to return again. And not call it “Dumb and Dumber-er-er” think of something more creative than that and maybe I’ll give it a chance

  9. I love the idea of Jeff and Jim returning but I’d just leave it be. I’d rather see Jim grab his buttcheeks one last time for another Ace Ventura film….

  10. I think they should have them both in the same situation they were in in the first one. Living in a crappy apartment together with dead end jobs and lead it into a stupid situation. Can call it Still Dumb And Dumber.

  11. D&D was good but I prefer Jim’s Ace Ventura. I guess it looked like he had more fun doing those 2 movies. Also not sure but I always thought that Jim Carrey’s breakout movie was Ace Ventura…

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