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Everyone's In For DUMB AND DUMBER 2!!

Published at: April 2, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

The Kidd here...

The Farrelly brothers have been talking for awhile about possibly revisiting the lives of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn for a sequel to DUMB AND DUMBER. There's been some interest expressed by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and a script was being worked on late last year by Sean Anders and John Morris (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE). Well, it looks like things took a big step forward over the weekend to DUMB AND DUMBER actually happening in that Peter Farrelly told Coming Soon that the follow-up is set to start shooting by the end of the year. 

"We're getting set to shoot DUMB AND DUMBER 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."

I've always been a big fan of DUMB AND DUMBER, so I'm looking forward to seeing where this idiotic pair is in their lives almost 20 years later. If anything, it'll at least help get rid of the awful taste left behind by DUMB AND DUMBERER: WHEN HARRY MET LLOYD, which the Farrellys had nothing to do with. 

I realize the Farrellys haven't exactly set the world on fire since they opened their careers strongly with DUMB AND DUMBER, KINGPIN and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, and they've largely been coasting on the reputations built by that trio of films, but I'm hopeful they might finally be able to bring us a comedy that is actually funny once again by going back to what got them started. 

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • April 2, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Carrey + Farrelly's careers in toilet = D&D 2

    by MaxCalifornia.

  • April 2, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Damn...not first again!

    by SayNoToRemakes

    ....do you guys live on this site or something??

  • April 2, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    BTW...I hope the Farelly Bros can return to form...

    by SayNoToRemakes

  • April 2, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I remember when Carrey refused to do any sequels

    by Vindibudd

    A long way away from those 20 mil paydays I guess.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Tis true the4 Farrelly'sd have sucked horribly and often

    by Jaster Mareel

    Frankly, Kingpin was only ok and I didn't like Something About Mary at all, though I know a lot of people did. Dumb & Dumber is completely charming and hysterically funny. I think it was the mean-spiritedness of Mary that really turned me off to it.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Let's face it. Dumb and Dumber is the funniest movie of all time.

    by hallmitchell

    Even if this has half the laughs it's worth it.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Yes, When Harry Met Lloyd was quite bad....

    by Jaster Mareel

    But that one guy did a fricken' dead-on Jim Carrey impression. And I do think there was a funny joke or two in it though I don't remember what they were.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Watched D&Dr couple of weeks ago.

    by adeceasedfan

    It didn't hold up for me, but I wouldn't say no to another.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Was Jim against sequels

    by jawaburger

    before or after Ace Ventura 2?

  • April 2, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Umm, publish date!?

    by PC

    C'mon. A day late on the repost and everyone forgets?!

  • April 2, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    First Anchorman 2 and now this? FUCK YEAH.

    by KilliK

  • April 2, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Me, Myself & Irene was also pretty decent

    by performingmonkey

    Though, admittedly, at the time I seriously wanted to have sex with Renee Zellweger, so that sort of helped me enjoy it more.... Carrey was great, as always.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Spewbacca on poppers penguins

    by professor murder

    Mr Popper's Penguins cost 55 million to make and took in over 187 million worldwide. That's not including dvd/blu ray/rentals.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    If this fails, will it be the END of the Farrelly Bros careers?

    by Lucky13

    It's a shame, being from New England and having strong roots in Rhode Island... I loved Dumb and Dumber, Outside Providence and the Farrelly's. But they've put out stinker after stinker... gotta wonder if this is the last-gasp attempt to keep their careers alive.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Carrey was contractually obligated to make Ace Ventura 2.

    by imagin78

  • I'm not kidding.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    MARK MY WORDS

    by professor murder

    Their Three Stooges movie that's about to drop is going to rake in boatloads of money, despite being far removed from our culture by now. Most likely will even have a sequel. I'm not a huge Three Stooges fan, and I don't know many around that are, but this movie is going to succeed. I can't say why, but I just have that feeling. The same way I thought Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Smurfs, being a thing of the past, would fail, they are just stealing away our money, and this one will too.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Funniest movie of all-time

    by kidicarus

    Nothing even comes close

  • April 2, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    didn't realise/ forgot they made kingpin

    by rakesh patel

    one of my most favourite comedies of all time.

  • ....if i want a good laugh now i watch a michael bay movie, sum funny shit thar!!!!!

  • April 2, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Spot on, professor murder

    by theBigE

    I've been saying this for weeks - my little kids (6 and 9 years old) and their grandfathers (60's and 70's) all really want to see the 3 Stooges. It's going to open much bigger than expected.

  • April 2, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Dumb...yeah...and ...yeah...Dumber 2...yeah

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Dumb...and Dumber 2. Their gonna make Dumb and Dumber 2. And if that box office don't sink, their gonna buy me a diamond raaaannnnggg!!!!

  • April 2, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    A friend of mine had an extra free preview ticket for Dumb And Dumberer

    by thelordofhell

    I've never forgave him for the time that movie sucked out of my life

  • April 2, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Where's Doctor Detroit 2: The Wrath of Mom

    by DaddyP69

    That's what I wanna know. 30 years of empty promises...Fuck you, Hollywood!

  • April 2, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    D&D is one of the funniest films ever

    by theBigE

    Borat is still number 1 in my heart, but D&D would have to be in the top 5. I saw it in the theatre with a group of college buddies. I remember a kid laughing so hard in front of us he puked all over the floor, and it stunk so bad we changed seats. Then that Jeff Daniels in the bathroom scene - no lie, that almost exact same scenario had happened to one of my buddies not long before that - at a girls' house, he plugged her toilet when she yelled into the bathroom not to use that toilet, it didn't flush. We all laughed at him and the scene simultaneously.

  • ... and is commited to Pierre Pierre shortly afterwards.

  • April 2, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    I've never liked any of the Farrelly bros movies

    by Rebel Scumb

  • and transmits his private thoughts for the whole world to see via youtube

  • April 2, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Why can movies only have 2 directors if they're brothers?

    by Rebel Scumb

    Not that I mind, it's just always struck me as a bit odd that there are so many brother director pares, but you don't really see many other movies with multiple directors and I'm not counting anthology films that are essentially multiple short films, or movies where the director was fired and another had to take over. Sin City is the only one I can think of.

  • April 2, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Todd Rundgren!

    by arjuna

    Here's hoping he's be doing original music once again...

  • April 2, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone and Lauren Holly...

    by Darth Macchio

    Creepy indeed..I actually felt bad for the guy cause he obviously doesn't get it. Something about the whole '2x or more' her age thing...or something... But, in an indirect way, Emma Stone (with red hair) does have a slightly passing resemblance to the very lovely Lauren Holly (one of my favorite aspects of D&D, natch). But since when is this the "funniest movie of all time"? Really? More so than Pet Detective? Or..gasp..other comedies? Funny yes but the funniest? Well, subjective and all that... Oh and Jeff Daniels looks to be doing an interesting new HBO series about journalists and politics.

  • April 2, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Stuck on you and Me, Myself and Irene were also pretty good.

    by AshMcQ

  • April 2, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Sounds good, I like the Farrelly's...

    by eustisclay

    ...they've been hit or miss, but I liked Stuck on You and that other one where Carey was a state trooper and had the three black sons(who were a riot and I remember hearing about a spinoff that neve came to be).

  • When Dumb and Dumber came out, slapstick, over-the-top, physical humor were huge. This is what dominated the 90's, and is also why Jim Carrey was so big and this movie was such a hit (Not the only reason, but a big one). Unfortunately for this film, the type of humor that is big now is the awkward-type, random-yet-sophisticated, none-sense stuff that we see in Apatow movies. It's more clever (Evidenced by the failure of garbage like Jack and Jill, Three Stooges remake, etc). Not to say I myself wouldn't see a sequel to one of my favorite comedies of all time in an instant, it's just something to consider. The times are a-changin, so hopefully the Farelly Bros have taken this evolution of humor into consideration for their new script.

  • April 2, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Outside Providence is still there best film

    by antonphd

    The scene where the principle reads the letter is the most I have ever laughed in a movie

  • April 2, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Me, Myself and Irere might still be my fave

    by Mel

    ROCK AND ROLL!!!!

  • April 2, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    15 years too late

    by georgecauldron

    who cares about this, farrelly brothers made one good movie and never remotely matched it

  • Luckily I snuck into it after watching 2 Fast 2 Furious (iirc), which wasn’t great either, but at least I didn’t pay to see Dumb and Dumberer.

  • April 2, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    franks_television

    by professor murder

    Ouch, that sounds like a painful evening. heheh

  • April 2, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Little Known fact...

    by FloristGump

    ...Dumb and Dumber is Harrison Fords favourite movie...

  • April 2, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    rileston

    by Keith Small

    Failure of the Three Stooges remake? What are you, clairvoyant? The movie hasn't even been released yet!!!!!!

  • April 2, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    THANK YOU SANTA!

    by Von_Trierstein

    Just the thought of those two getting back into character is going to be my bestest christmas present this year...Every time I finish watching D&D I get sad because there's not more movies like it. As much as I love teenagers saying bad words and Judd Apatow trying to make me chuckle and cry at the same time, there's just nothing that compares to laughing my ass off watching Lloyd and Harry do stupid shit for a couple of hours... it's just the best, and one of the few comedies I come back to over and over again (and still laugh my ass off).

  • April 2, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Hey you wanna hear the most anoying sound in the world?

    by Mars

    EEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIUUUEEUEUEEUUUEUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this movie for a long time, I too wonder what our old friends Harry and Lloyd are up to these days...

  • April 2, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I want this to be good! But will it?...hmmm

    by Can

  • April 2, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    20 years??

    by Doggus47

    Damn I feel old. Dumb and dumber was great. I love the bit about the IOUs in briefcase being as good as cash.

  • I dare you to disagree without sounding like a pretentious asshole.

  • April 2, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    antonphd

    by IceTitan

    I had NO idea they made Outside Providence. There's quite a few good parts in that movie actually. My personal favourite is when he's leaving the house with his bong and tells his dad it's a musical instrument, his dad's poker buddies ask to play them a few notes so he tries to. Come to think of it, I really enjoyed Outside Providence.

  • April 2, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I've seen dumber sequel ideas... why not.

    by Mrhazard

  • April 2, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST

    rebel scumb...neveldene/taylor of

    by adeceasedfan

    Crank, crank 2, gamer, ghost rider 2 fame.

  • April 2, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by Rebel Scumb

    Thanks! I haven't got around to the Crank films yet but keep meaning to.

  • An aged Dumb and Dumber guys....it's possible.

  • April 2, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    When the 3 Stooges tanks, this project will get shit-canned

    by Bobo_Vision

  • April 2, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Funniest of all time?Urm

    by Volstaff

    Funnier than Blazing Saddles, or Young Frankenstein, Monty python's Holy Grail,The Man with Two Brains,Better Off Dead, or about 10 other films that I can easily name? Nope. But I'm always hoping Carrey can make a comeback. I just think the Farrelly's ran out of juice a long time ago, and were one upped by Judd Apatow's gang in the raunchy but funny category a long time ago.

  • April 2, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    oh, right, there's a Farrelly Bros movie releasing

    by antonphd

    every time they release a movie they say they are making another dumb and dumber kind of like how Ford would say he was making another Indy every time a movie of his was releasing i wonder if they are really doing Dumb and Dumber 2 now

  • April 2, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Rachel Nichols and Mimi Rogers' wet bikini scene

    by tylerzero

    Made Dumberer worth watching.

  • April 2, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    looked good...

    by jsfithaca

    then i got to the writers of hot tub time machine part...

  • April 2, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    There is shit everywhere!

    by The Dum Guy

    The prequel did have (only) one funny moment. And, I think 3 Stooges are going to do pretty well. Look at something like Paul Blart, it should not have been that successful.

  • April 2, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Hope they go the "dark comedy" route...

    by firewhale

    Make it more like a dark comedy. Harry and Lloyd have gone absolutely nowhere thanks to their idiocy and they have the alcohol addictions and credit card debt to prove it. Thanks to mortgaging 130% of their condo's value before the sub-prime meltdown and blowing the extra money on strippers and porn site subscriptions, they're forced onto the streets and begin dealing meth and squatting in an abandoned toilet factory. Things seem bleak until they find a roll of toilet paper with a mysterious coded message on it, apparently promising millions from the toilet scam that shut the factory down. Can they decipher the clues before the cops and/or their meth suppliers track them down? Turns out the message on the toilet paper just ends up being a bunch of shit smeared on the paper, leading to nothing. As all hope seems lost, the duo is saved by a fellow squatter seeing the image of Jesus in the shit-stained toilet paper and Harry and Lloyd make a killing duping gullible Christians into paying a dollar to see the holy toilet paper shit-Christ. The end. Oh, and they bang a hot nun, too.

  • April 2, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Re: rebel scumb - they don't have to be directors

    by Ricardo

    But they need to be part of a creative team that works exclusively together. Jim Abrahams and the Zuckers were credited together, for instance. They USUALLY are brothers, but is not the norm. You could also be credited with other directors if each directed a separated piece of the movie (like The Twilight Zone). What the Director's Guild will not accept is 2 directors, let's say, Spielberg and Nolan, doing directorial work for a single time in a movie. That is not allowed. This is why we haev only 1 director listed on Poltergeist!

  • My mistake

  • April 2, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    The best comedy of it's generation

    by Vicconius

    Seriously, if any comedy deserved an Oscar it was Dumb and Dumber. I own the DVD and still have to watch it when it comes on TV.

  • April 2, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Cool news, indeed

    by zach hill

    I'm deffinitely in the camp of the original being one of the funniest ever made. I'd be hard pressed to come up with even 5 movies I'd consider better... Volstaff - I'd agree on Monty Pythons Grail, I'd say D&Dr holds it's own against Steve Martin classics, and personally I was never a fan of Brooks' heavy pun humor.

  • April 2, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Oh and the soundtrack kicked ass, too

    by zach hill

    Green Jelly on a soundtrack? Fuck yes

  • April 2, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I own the soundtrack...

    by The Dum Guy

    It is eclectic, I get odd looks from friends playing it. Until I tell them what it is.

  • April 2, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Funniest movie of all time?

    by slone13

    Get the fuck out of here. And start seeing more movies.

  • April 2, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    From the writers of Hot Tub Time Machine does not bode well

    by DonRivella

    This movie was mediocre at best. Hope they knock this out of the park though, the original is one of my favorite comedies.

  • April 2, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Turbo Lax + Toilet Not Working = Comedy Gold

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • April 2, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I never laugh out loud

    by David Duchovny

    Movie had me in tears. Only Python films and a few others have had that effect on me. This will most certainly suck though.

  • April 2, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    i liked when harry meet loyd

    by danny rose

  • April 2, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    The Cable Guy

    by Adam13

    would be my choice for a Carrey sequel. The more I think about it, the more cool I think it could be. We never really new much about Chip. How would he handle the new media age? Not well, I'm guessing. Cable Guy is my favourite Carrey movie, and I've never quite understood why more people didn't dig on it.

  • April 3, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Carrey Needs the Money?

    by Queefer Sutherland

    He's one of those "actors" whose schtick has gotten slim with the public. Going back to a familiar hit is usually a sign of a flagging career. What Carrey needs is to push the envelope a bit more, take on something more serious. He can actually act, but he's always had to put some kind of weird spin on his more dramatic work that distances us from the feelings, as if he doesn't quite trust his own talent. That's my take on it. Still, D&D was a guilty pleasure of stupid fun for me, so I'm hoping they actually make a good film here. I have my doubts.

  • April 3, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I second one of the funniest movies of all time

    by Jaster Mareel

    I too was laughing so hard in the theater tears were streaming down my face and I could barely breath. First and last time that has ever happened to me.

  • April 3, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    We've landed on the moon!

    by Al

    Yah, I'll give it a shot even though the Farrleys haven't been setting the world on fire.

  • April 3, 2012, 4:03 a.m. CST

    DUMB AND DUMBERER...

    by Lord Elric

    Killed some of my brain cells. I'm convinced, given how I cam out of it in some strange, altered state of mind. I had this scene looping in my head for two hours afterwards which to this day,perfectly sums up what the film did to me. I simply cannot see myself wanting to damage more brain cells because some person has a psychotic sense of nostalgia, and the ability to make nightmares real.

  • April 3, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST

    I got worms

    by i_got_worms

  • April 3, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST

    @queefer: You assume...

    by tailhook

    anybody is beating down his door to have him star in something serious for anything but chump change. He's in the same boat Tom Cruise was in in not having a hit for a while. So they go back to the well that you're bankable in to be able to generate the power to get the other stuff. As such, here is Tom is M:I-4, and here is Jim in D&D2.

  • April 3, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Pumpkin pie haircuted freak

    by RG

    I loved this movie but it may be too late unless the run with the fact that these guys are much older but still complete dumbasses.

  • April 3, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    This, Triplets and Anchorman2

    by OutsideChance

    What are 'three of the most pathetic cash grabs by washed up actors of all time', Alex?

  • April 3, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Dumb & Dumber is really funny, but funniest movie ever???

    by Chris Sorrentino

    You've all apparently never seen Caddyshack, the one comedy that all others should be judged by. Carl Spackler owns Harry and Loyd! FACT!!!

  • April 3, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I OWN Caddyshack on Blu-ray. Do you?

    by Jaster Mareel

    It's a great film. Bill and Chevy are quite funny in it, but they are secondary characters in an American Pie-type coming of age film about a caddy.

  • April 3, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    One of the funniest movies ever made by a mile

    by pumaman

    This movie has had more re-watches with my friends over the years than any other comedy apart from maybe 'This Is Spinal Tap'. My funniest movies ever : This is Spinal Tap Dumb & Dumber There's Something About Mary Anchorman Shaun Of The Dead

  • April 3, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Dumb and Dumber 2: Borderline Retarded

    by gridlockd

  • April 3, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Definitely one of the funniest movies ever

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    Your mileage may vary but the way I judge movies is whether I would watch them any time they are on cable. This is definitely in my tops. Animal House Caddy Shack Dumb and Dumber Kingpin Back To School (Say It! Say It!!! Aaaaaaaarrrrr)

  • April 3, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah I own Caddyshack on Blu-Ray...

    by Chris Sorrentino

    ... And anyone who doesn't shouldn't discuss comedies here or anywhere else for that matter!

  • April 3, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Dumb and Dumber is Great, as is Kingpin

    by bottombrick

    ...but from the writer's of Hot Tub Time Machine? Really? (still hopefully optimistic)

  • April 3, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Tard and Tarder

    by Jaster Mareel

    Good call on Spinal Tap and especially Shaun of the Dead. I don't think it's possible to watch those films and not laugh.

  • April 3, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    oh I thought Hot Tub Time Machine was cute

    by Jaster Mareel

    It wasn't hysterically funny....more cute I guess, but I defeinitely laughed. Better than The Hangover, but that's faint praise.

  • April 3, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Hey guys. Whoa! Big Gulps, huh?

    by Steve

    I love that scene.

  • April 3, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Dumb and Dumber will forever hold a place in my heart.

    by Pat

    A few years ago I was the sober driver guy for my wife's birthday and the last place our group stopped was this bondage-a-go-go type place in Minneapolis. So here I am completely sober and surrounded by drunks, gyrating leather dudes, bored dominiatrix chicks, and my 350 lb friend dry humping everything in sight...including me, when all of a sudden on the big screen at the front of the place comes Dumb and Dumber complete with subtitles. I stood there and watched for an hour and a half completely oblivious to everything else going on around me. Made my night. Wary of the sequel however...that kind of magic may be difficult to bring back.

  • April 3, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    That John Denver's full of shit

    by trafficguy2000

    Fell off the jetway again

  • The man seems embarrassed to have been a part of that movie. I still will not believe he will go through with it until the film is in the can.

  • April 3, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I don't know about this one....

    by Orbots Commander

    The Farrellys haven't done anything good in a looooooong while, since the 90s. They seemed to have lost whatever magic they had.

  • April 3, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by Furious George

    Not so sure how this will turn out nearly twenty years after the original, but I am anxious to catch up on the exploits of Lloyd and Harry and see what they've been up to. Pretty good news.

  • They'll just give the studio IOU's. What's this? Where's all the money? Sir. Those are IOU's. Go ahead and add it up.