Dumb and Dumber To – Red Carpet Premiere

Posted by Colleen Murray on November 5, 2014
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Since the first DUMB AND DUMBER, the Audience Demographic for the film has changed from Pre-Pubescents between the ages of 9 and 14 to Pre-Pubescents between the ages of 8 and 80. Both genders. All political stripes. Over the past twenty years, that original 1994 film kept on keepin’ on, entertaining young and old, year after year, verging on becoming something timeless. Funny then and still funny now. All through the years, Jim and I kept hearing the same thing. “Every time I see it, it still makes me laugh.”

In the 1940s, Preston Sturges was a wonderful director-screenwriter who made many great screen comedies. A favorite of mine was and still is SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS. Aside from the witty, lightning fast dialogue and the fantasy that if I were acting back then I would have done everything in my power to steal that role out from under Joel McCrea, the movie ends with people of all ages in a movie theatre watching a cartoon. After all their trials and tribulations, all their hard living, all their struggles to simply get through their day, the lights go down, the cartoon starts and soon, they’re laughing. All together, all at once.

Maybe that’s what Harry & Lloyd do. We get all of you into a room, the lights are lowered, we come on screen and with the blankest of looks, we say, “Follow us. We may not change your life, but there’s a pretty good chance we’re going to make you laugh harder than you have in a long, long time.”

I’ll take that any day.

-Jeff Daniels
Hollywood, CA
November 4, 2014

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