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 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

http://www.examiner.com/article/jim-carrey-still-on-board-for-dumb-and-dumber-2-jeff-and-i-are-raring-to-go

It seems Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels have consented to doing this sequel, IMO the original Dumb & Dumber is probably Carrey's best comedy and the best Farelly brother comedy (narrowingly beating Kingpin). The question is, will the new movie still be as funny as the first given the lapse of time and the change in comedic climate? I still have high hopes with the star duo returning, but it's hard to do a good comedy sequel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096672/

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

No fans of this instant classic?!?



Don't leave me hanging here!



We need internet buzz... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

I LOVE Dumb And Dumber!
And I hope the guys can get their comic chemistry back for a new one.

By the way...have you ever seen Ishtar?
I think Warren Beatty & Dustin Hoffman were the original dumb & dumber!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Ishtar was a massive bomb. Now you compare it to D & D I want to see it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I LOVE Dumb And Dumber!
And I hope the guys can get their comic chemistry back for a new one.

By the way...have you ever seen Ishtar?
I think Warren Beatty & Dustin Hoffman were the original dumb & dumber!


Only heard it mentioned once or twice but never saw this, do love anything Dustin Hoffman. smile

Ishtar was a massive bomb. Now you compare it to D & D I want to see it.

What Timmer said big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

DUMB AND DUMBER is a fantastic comedy. A sequel is a-OK in my book.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I thought it was hilarious. In 1994. These days, there are some chuckles to be had from it here and there, but overall it's not something I've ever watched with great frequency. Frankly, I find the Farrelly Brothers overrated and generally unfunny.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

The Farrelly Brothers are hit and miss. Their first two films are among the best comedies of the 1990's. But when they did There's Something About Mary and began trying to copy it every other movie, that's when they declined.

The Good:
Dumb and Dumber
Kingpin
Me, Myself and Irene
Osmosis Jones
Stuck on You
The Three Stooges

The Bad:
There's Something About Mary (funny the first time, but it got old fast)
Outside Providence
Shallow Hal
Fever Pitch (an unnecessary remake of the Colin Firth film)
The Heartbreak Kid
Hall Pass
Movie 43

Rule of thumb: they are best when they've got Jim Carrey, Bill Murray or a premise that combines humor with some heart and actors who are enjoying themselves.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

By the way, 'two' in Norwegian is 'to', so the deliberately misspelled number is actually correct for us! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

ISHTAR (1987) was produced by Warren Beatty. He wisely chose Elaine May to write and direct, and then, unwisely placed no restrictions upon her wild and crazy directorial decisions. The result is a modest comedy film with the production pricetag of a Hollywood epic. It simply went so far over budget that it was ridiculous at the time.
Once the press got wind of all this, they unfairly labeled the film "a box-office bomb" before it was even released!
I think the film is hilarious, and yes, I think it's the original "Dumb And Dumber", because Beatty & Hoffman portray two terrible songwriter/performers who are stoopid enough to think they will make the big time.
Paul Williams wrote a bunch of hysterically funny songs for these two terrible singers to butcher their way through. I laugh out loud just recalling some of those. For instance: Beatty has been hired to perform at an old folks home. It's either an anniversary or a birthday, I don't remember exactly, but the couple he's singing to look to be in their nineties. He's so proud to perform the song he wrote just for them: "I'm Leavin' A Little Love In My Will".

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Paul Williams wrote a bunch of hysterically funny songs for these two terrible singers to butcher their way through. I laugh out loud just recalling some of those. For instance: Beatty has been hired to perform at an old folks home. It's either an anniversary or a birthday, I don't remember exactly, but the couple he's singing to look to be in their nineties. He's so proud to perform the song he wrote just for them: "I'm Leavin' A Little Love In My Will".


Glad to see SOMEONE besides me is aware of Paul Williams' existence.
Mention of his name usually only brings the sound of crickets!
Cheers, mate. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Is this one going to deal with WASHINGTON D.C.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I love DandD. The film cracked me up in the theater. I can't remember how many times I saw it in the theater with friends and my cousin. One particular spot and musical cue is when he's riding away from giving Jeff Daniels character, ex-lax I believe and the witches theme from Wizard of Oz is playing, just added to Jim Carey's facial shenanigans!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

"Glad to see SOMEONE besides me is aware of Paul Williams' existence.
Mention of his name usually only brings the sound of crickets!"


Octoberman, Paul Williams has always been a favorite of mine. I loved all of his songs in the film, Phantom Of The Paradise.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

By the way, 'two' in Norwegian is 'to', so the deliberately misspelled number is actually correct for us! smile

Hehe. Perhaps Harry & Lloyd wil go to Norway in the sequel?!?

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

"Glad to see SOMEONE besides me is aware of Paul Williams' existence.
Mention of his name usually only brings the sound of crickets!"


Octoberman, Paul Williams has always been a favorite of mine. I loved all of his songs in the film, Phantom Of The Paradise.


He wrote the songs for The Muppet Movie and Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas, and he was the voice of The Penguin on Batman: The Animated Series. He's a good man! smile

As for Dumb and Dumber to, I greatly enjoy the original, but really dislike most of the Farrelly Bros' stuff - Kingpin being perhaps the only other exception. I'm hoping that they can recapture lightning in a bottle, but I have a feeling that this will end up, quality-wise, closer to the awful prequel "Dumb and Dumberer" with which they had no involvement.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

It's over a decade (whimper!) overdue.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Is this one going to deal with WASHINGTON D.C.

Seriously?

roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

I'm not sure how well it will work, but will be glad to see them give it a try. Much will depend on the screenplay of course. Both actors have it well within their capabilities to pull it off with the right material.

As for the original, there were a lot of hilarious bits to enjoy. The series of various Jim Carey movies early in his film career were a blast.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2013 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

If The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a hit, maybe Warner Bros. will finally give this the greenlight. A while back, Carrey was disappointed that the studio wouldn't make the film so maybe we'll have some good news by the end of the month.

 
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