Image Credit: Everett CollectionJust when we thought the Dumb & Dumber franchise couldn’t get any dumber — thanks to 2003’s ill-advised, non-Farrelly Brothers-affiliated Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd — Peter and Bobby Farrelly aim to do something like this to totally redeem it: Speaking to Moviehole, Bobby Farrelly hinted at a possible sequel to the 1994 hit film, and, thankfully, that sequel would see the return of Dumb & Dumber‘s original stars. Said Bobby: “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 20 years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.”
EW has confirmed with the Farrelly Brothers’ rep that the ball is indeed in motion on a Dumb & Dumber sequel, which leads us to question: Holy hell, it’s been almost 20 years since the movie came out?! How did I get so old?! And: Do we even want to see Dumb & Dumber: Man-Boys of a Certain Age?
I always shudder at the thought of a follow-up to great movies (thanks to Grease 2 and Matrix Revolutions for giving me the sequel spooks), but I’m not completely opposed to a second Dumb & Dumber film. Perhaps that’s because I’m eager to see how blank slates Harry and Lloyd have matured mentally and emotionally, if at all. Have they gotten their big break? Have they taught themselves enough basic science to learn to not lick a metal pole in winter? Are their pets’ heads STILL FALLING OFF?!
Of course, revisiting a franchise more than a decade later could go very, very wrong (See: Little Fockers, The Odd Couple II). But, as we’ve seen in the past few months with commercial hits like TRON: Legacy and critical hits like Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, nostalgia often works in favor of select franchises. (Not that I’m putting Dumb & Dumber on the same level as 1987’s Wall Street — though they both involve briefcases.) And, when it comes to the ’90s, you can’t get more nostalgic than Dumb & Dumber. Of course, Carrey and Daniels would have to be involved in order for any kind of sequel to be satisfying (both the actors’ rep have yet to respond to EW’s request for comment) — a Dumb & Dumber movie without the original Harry and Lloyd is like, well, a bird without a head.
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