In unrelated nerd news, Deadline is reporting that the Farrelly Brothers are developing a sequel to their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber, which they plan to direct after the completion of The Three Stooges. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels plan to reprise as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Sean Anders and John Morris are set to pen the script. They co-wrote the Anders-directed Sex Drive and just co-directed the comedy I Hate You Dad starring Adam Sandler.
This new certainly doesn’t fit NB’s criteria of super heroes, Sci-Fi, or fantasy news…so why am I reporting it? Simple, Dumb and Dumber is by far one of my favorite movies. It’s immensely re-watchable. Every time it’s on TBS, or some shit, I sit in front of the TV Indian style (often naked…what, you don’t?)) and laugh my junk off. I damn near quote that flick everyday too. Why just the other day I was complaining about being bored and wanted to go somewhere, “Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. A place where beautiful women flock like the salmon of Copastrono. I’m talkin’ about a li’l place called Assspen”. Suffice to say, I love that flick and am compelled to write about it.
Now, would I welcome a sequel (FYI, I’m ignoring the existence of the prequel)? I’d like to think I would, but probably not. Carrey and Daniels are still plenty capable. Unfortunately… the Farrelly Bros are not. Give me 1 good funny movie they’ve made in the last 5 years?. On the other hand, just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!
What do you guys think? Harry and Loyd 20 years later. Could it work? How would it work?