Today brings news that the Farrelly brothers are coming up with ideas for a proper sequel to Dumb and Dumber with the proper people involved, including Jim Carrey.
" has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that – lines that I’ve long forgotten. 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 twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel."
Dumb and Dumber was one of the more successful comedies during the 90′s and helped cement actor Jim Carrey’s career as a star when he first branched out into films. Many had hoped that he would return for a sequel as quickly as he did for the Ace Ventura franchise, but that idea never materialized and instead we were treated to a pretty poorly regarded sequel that failed to capture the interest from the first, mainly as a result of the lack of input from the creators of the original film and its star.
Dumb and Dumber was one of those movies that I adored as a kid and would look forward to checking the TV guide for it’s next rerun. I love Carrey in comedy and would be thrilled to see him return for this in order to show us what Harry and Lloyd are up to 20 yrs later.