Dumb and Dumber To

Movie review by
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Purposely crude, over-the-top sequel lives up to its title.
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 110 minutes

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 31 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Amid all of the silly/dumb humor is the theme that loyal friends are treasures.

Positive Role Models & Representations

They may not behave in ways that most people would want kids to copy, but Lloyd and Harry do watch out for each other and empathize with each other deeply. Some very broad racial stereotyping, plus humor at the expense of the disabled.

Violence

A sniper shoots at two characters; he kills an animal instead. A man is shot, with some blood. Lloyd and Harry run some pretty elaborate pranks, which result in explosions and other mayhem. Lots of slapstick humor, including someone getting hit by a train (played for laughs). Dream includes knives and deaths. Some cruelty to animals.

Sex

Plenty of innuendo and crude references to sex acts; it's implied that Lloyd is inadvertently pleasuring an elderly woman with his hand. Quick flashback scenes hint at characters' sexual past. Kissing and other foreplay-type activities. A couple is shown about to have sex in a van. A cat's name is Butthole, and its rear end is shown.

Language

Infrequent swearing includes "s--t," "damn," "hell," "d--k," "tits," "whore," and one "f--k."

Consumerism

Brands/products seen or mentioned include Reebok, Toyota, Zamboni, Coke, and Dasani.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Social drinking (beer). A supporting character is shown cooking meth.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dumb and Dumber To dishes out the same kind of crude, silly, slapstick hijinks as the original Dumb and Dumber, with much of the mayhem aimed at the same adolescent fans. Many of the jokes are intentionally over the top and deal with sex (kissing, references to sex acts, characters about to have sex, the implication that Lloyd is inadvertently pleasuring an elderly woman with his hand, etc.), scatological activities, drugs (a supporting character is shown cooking meth), and more. Expect some swearing ("s--t," "-a--hole," "f--k"), social drinking, and race-based humor. There's also lots of slapstick humor/violence played for laughs, including a character getting hit by a train and someone getting shot (with some blood). All of that said, Lloyd and Harry are loyal friends who always have each other's back.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJimG 1 November 15, 2014

Common Sense Really Blew It On This One!

Common Sense review really let me down as a parent on this one. I routinely look at the reviews to know whether a movie is appropriate for our kids. How coul... Continue reading
Adult Written byblmbbc123 November 15, 2014

Horrible

Do not take your kids to see this movie. Very inappropriate! The worst $18 I will ever spend. This movie will pretty much ruin your child's childhood! Lots... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byJaedenpwns December 13, 2014

Ummm...

Well dumb and dumber 2 was much more dirty than the first one and many of the dirty jokes were just gross out scenes l. It still had some comedy throughout but... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old December 7, 2014

Average Over The Top Sequel That Is To Innapropiate To Handle

I was supposed to see Mocking jay on the weekend, but my 15 year old brother wanted to see Dumb and Dumber Too. I personally didn't really like part one, s... Continue reading

What's the story?

It's been decades since Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) were set loose out in the world. Lloyd, who's been at an assisted care facility, has been perfecting a long con on Harry; meanwhile, Harry has been a devoted and supportive friend to Lloyd. When Harry discovers an old postcard indicating he may have gotten a woman pregnant many years ago, the two pals head out on the open road on the road to meet Harry's progeny.

Is it any good?

Nostalgia is the fuel that will propel DUMB AND DUMBER TO, not excellence. The film is trading on its past glories. Though there's still chemistry between Daniels and Carrey, it's not enough to carry the film past its obvious shortcomings: an uninspired script that recycles old jokes, a worn-out plot, and crude humor that's neither funny nor relevant much of the time. Fans of the original may still get a kick out of the film, but if you're new to the game, you may not want to bother.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the main characters' antics are funny on film but inappropriate in real life. What would happen if people really acted the way Lloyd and Harry do? Why is comedy based on things that aren't realistic funny?

  • Hollywood seems enamored with sequels. How does this one fare compared to the original?

  • Though there's no nudity in Dumb and Dumber To, there's lots of sexual innuendo, particularly when Harry and Lloyd meet women. Is the film chauvinistic?

  • Why do you think Harry and Lloyd are so loyal to each other? What keeps their friendship enduring?

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