Daniels and Carrey don't have to try very hard to achieve what's required of them, and their comedic talents feel rather underused at times. Turner is also operating below her skill level, yet it's good to once again see her grace the big screen. Fans of Dumb and Dumber will embrace the chance to re-live the mid-nineties even if the contemporary score from Empire of the Sun fails to coalesce with those memories. The nostalgia-laden closing credits feature a look back at some of the more memorable moments from Dumb and Dumber; the dog van flying through the air, furry ears flapping, the agony of that ipecac syrup scene. Comparing the highlights of the two films in a split-screen final homage to the film's pair reminds us of why we're drawn to these adorable nincompoops but also what we're missing with this subpar sequel. Dumb and Dumber To probably won't draw huge crowds out of their cosy homes to the sticky seats of the multiplex but remains an enjoyable enough watch for those who do make the effort.
Maryann O'Connor | @Onlyonemaryana