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This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the school.
For a fan of Dumb & Dumber, this was disappointing.
The half star is for Bob Saget.
This is only worth watching for Eric Christian Olsen's nearly spot on Jim Carrey impression and Bob Saget's "shit" scene. Other than that, you're better off watching Dumb and Dumber, a much better and funnier film.
Stupid and more stupider.
This has got to be in the running for one of the worst movies ever made. Far from funny, rips off from the first film in such way that it seems to me just copying it to be funny. This film never needed to be made because it had little to offer that is new on the mythology and the stuff that it hopes to expand on doesn't enhance anything. These two actors go for stupid to the extreme and they come off as overacting and just being stupid. Rachel Nichols offers little to in her performance other than the short skirts and tight shorts she wears. This film is a travesty. I hate this film. It doesn't hold up especially with number too.
One of the worst films I have ever seen.... *vomits in mouth*
The prequel nobody asked for by a director, writers, and actors unrelated to the first. I'm embarrassed to say I paid money to see this.
Somehow better than "Dumb and Dumber To". These two manage to play a better Harry and Lloyd than Carrey and Daniels.
Still an awful piece of shit regardless.
For me, the original had a special place in my childhood, I've seen in many times since, and I still consider it to be the Farrelly Brothers' best work to date. Now here is a prequel (the execs probably thought, hey Lucas can do it, how hard can it be) and I think that, if anything else, it is an extremely pale retread/imitation of the original material. I'm not saying the movie is entirely laughless, in fact there were a few moments when I had a chuckle or two or some grins at the reckless ingenuity of the characters' stupidity (there's even one laugh out loud moment inside the "Special-Needs" classroom involving a quiet jock when he gets riled up…
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is probably the dumbest prequel ever thought of. We've seen Harry and Lloyd but we wonder how they first met.
Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen play Harry and Lloyd. This film depicts how they first met in High School. Harry has been home schooled and lives with his mother played by Mimi Rogers while Lloyd has been adopted several times until finally accepted by the school janitor played by Luis Guzman. Lloyd's mother gives him a treasure map which he thinks will find him buried treasure but what it get's him is friendship. The two become friends instantly and this becomes part of a scam for Principal Collins played by Eugene Levy…
The first film was so funny and this one was funny too but to be honest I expected more.
(Originally posted 2003)
There’s a certain word for someone throwing a real critical eye on a film like Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. There’s a particular kind of futility, a pathetic witlessness to applying the usual measures of story, acting, cinematography and directing.
Why? Because, ironically, there is a perfect form of truth in advertising with Dumberer. If you go in expecting something above dumb, what does that make you?
So how to judge this, a prequel to the 1994 original which starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels? Ask this: Is it funny? Answer: A little. And it’s a lot of boredom.
Though Derek Richardson and Eric Christian Olsen do step in ably for Daniels and Carrey (Olsen is surprisingly good at aping some of Carrey’s manic humor) the movie ends up being less than the sum of its modest ambitions.
So what’s the word for someone seriously critiquing this? Come on, you’re not that…
This movie sucks.