A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Amid all of the silly/dumb humor is the theme that loyal friends are treasures.
Positive Role Models
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 & Scariness
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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.
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Infrequent swearing includes "s--t," "damn," "hell," "d--k," "tits," "whore," and one "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
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.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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.
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