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Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 comedy film and the sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber.

Written and directed by The Farrelly Brothers, it reunites the two stars of the original, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, respectively. The plot sees the two dimwitted heroes go in search of Harry's long-lost daughter so that Harry can obtain a new kidney. The first trailer premiered on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 10, 2014. The movie was released on November 14, 2014, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the first film.


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This film provides examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Harry's reaction to the Overly Long Gag example below.
  • Always Identical Twins/Acting for Two: Rob Riggle plays a set of villainous twins.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: "Wrong time no see."
  • Billy Needs an Organ: The plot is jumpstarted by Harry requiring a kidney transplant, and needing to find his long-lost daughter to obtain one. Turns out Harry was faking the whole time, to get back at Lloyd's overlong mental institution prank.
  • Blind Shoulder Toss: In the end, they throw away their milk-shakes because they get "wrong" flavors. Each one got the flavor the other wanted. They hit Sea Bass' truck.
  • Brainless Beauty: Penny is very pretty but is right up there with Harry and Lloyd when it comes to brains.
  • Call-Back: As expected, there are many.
    • "Are you okay, man? It was just a goof!"
    • Lloyd finds the Mutt Cutts van in the Nebraska town where he traded it for a moped in the first movie and comes to the conclusion that the kid he traded it to stiffed him.
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    • The "in-love" bell score that played when Lloyd first met Mary Swanson plays again when he first sees a picture of Penny.
    • The movie begins to the tune of "Boomshakalaka" by Apache Indian.
    • "I like it a lot!"
    • "Kick his ass, Seabass!"
    • "Want to hear the second most annoying sound in the world?"
    • Lloyd fantasizes about fighting a group of ninjas.
  • The Cameo: Brady Bluhm and Cam Neely reprise their roles from the original film as Billy (in 4C) and Sea Bass, respectively. Additionally, Bill Murray plays Harry's roommate Ice Pick, though you can't quite tell since he's wearing a mask as he is cooking crystal meth.
    • Mama June — yes, that Mama June — plays Harry's wife in a fantasy sequence.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Ignores the prequel Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, made without the involvement of the original creators and actors.
    • Not just the prequel, but the animated series as well, seeing as they reacquire the Mutt Cutts van in this film and their pet beaver "Kitty" was never mentioned at all.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Captain Lippincott uses it twice.
  • Character Aged with the Actor: Harry and Lloyd are now in their fifties.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Harry and Lloyd plant a hundred or so firecrackers underneath Travis' bed in retaliation for an earlier prank, and nearly burn him alive.
  • Composite Character: Penny has strong similarities with both Lloyd and Harry, mixing the former's sense of humour (and similar appearance) with the latter's sweetness. She also shares the duo's level of intelligence. As it turns out these are coincidental and she has a different father altogether.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Dr. Pinchelow wears hearing aides, and eventually, Harry needs a set of hearing aides. When Harry and Lloyd get to the convention center, Lloyd asks people about Penny, mentioning that he's with her father. They think he means Dr. Pinchelow. One of the heads of the event looks for Pinchelow, unaware of what he looks like aside from the fact that he wears hearing aides. He overhears Harry saying that he has to Pinch a loaf, thinks he said Pinchelow, sees the hearing aides, and is convinced that it's him (which Lloyd makes Harry go along with so they can get in).
  • Cool Car: They reacquire Harry's Mutt Cutts Van ...for about five seconds of screentime before they completely wreck it and have to continue their journey with a Zamboni.
  • Covers Always Lie/Never Trust a Trailer: The Mutt Cutts van is only used for a few seconds in the film.
  • Cringe Comedy: Even more than in the original, particularly as Harry and Lloyd's potty humor hit them back.
  • The Faceless: Fraida in her younger form. All flashbacks show her from behind.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Travis had the perfect way of killing Harry and Lloyd: first, blow a firecracker inside the car, so Harry and Lloyd get deaf and can't hear him loading his gun behind them. Too bad he didn't notice the car was over the tracks, as the train approached.
  • Fanservice: Penny is in her underwear after thinking she had to practice picturing herself in her underwear for her speech.
  • Fatal Fireworks: Harry and Lloyd decide to "prank" the (unbeknownst to them) hitman who has joined them on their journey by filling his bedroom with about a hundred firecrackers while he's sleeping. This results in him being set on fire and jumping into the nearby pool to get out of it relatively unscatched.
  • Funny Background Event: The cat accidentally takes some crystal meth and is seen hanging from a chandelier as Harry and Lloyd discuss their plans.
  • Gallows Humor: When Harry and Lloyd are at the funeral home, Lloyd says that they should select a coffin for the terminally-ill Harry while they're there anyway.
  • Imagine Spot: There are two hilarious ones from Harry and Lloyd each. Harry imagines being a dad and Lloyd being a total failure, while Lloyd imagines hooking up with Harry's now grown-up daughter at his friend's dying request.
  • Imagine the Audience Naked: Penny reverses this trope thinking it's to picture herself in her underwear.
  • Inherited Illiteracy Title
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Harry to Penny, and then Lloyd when it turns out he's the dad. But not really, because neither of them is the father.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: During Harry, Lloyd, and Travis' resume on the road, the duo claims that there is no actual proof that they exist, and if they'd die, nobody would even miss them.note 
  • Male Gaze: Harry and Lloyd briefly flash back to a younger twenty-something year old Fraida bending over a pool table.
  • Malaproper: Just like the old days, the guys screw up virtually every idiom that comes out of their mouths.
    Lloyd: You gotta admit; I totally had you suckered, didn't I?
    Harry: Hook, line and sphincter!
    • Penny is also prone to this.
  • Manchild: Again, made all the more explicitly obvious by the fact that Harry and Lloyd are in their fifties and haven't matured a day since.
  • Man on Fire: Travis after Harry and Lloyd blow lots of fireworks inside his room.
  • May–December Romance: Lloyd has an Imagine Spot where he fantasizes about playing husband to Harry's attractive daughter.
  • Miss Conception: Harry and Lloyd both thought they were Penny's father even though neither of them had sex with Fraida and simply motorboated her boobs in a hot tub.
  • Noodle Incident: Harry: That's not exactly how it happened, Lloyd. Your mother got into bed with ME!
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Surprisingly enough, Harry. He had suspected for a while that Lloyd was faking his catatonia.
    • And Dr. Bernard Pinchelow during the finale.
  • Oblivious Adoption: When Harry learns that he needs a new kidney, he visits his parents (who live just down the street) to ask them for one. He is astounded that his Asian-American mother and father aren't his blood relatives.
  • Overly Long Gag: In-universe, Lloyd is shown to have been living in a mental institution for the past two decades. Presumably in a catatonic state, he finally breaks his silence to reveal to Harry that he's been faking the entire time, purely as a joke on Harry. Harry then asks him if 10 years wouldn't have been enough, to which he replies "yeah, well, it would've been funny but not AS funny!"
    • Harry's similarly been faking his kidney problems throughout the entire film. When he finally reveals this to Lloyd, he likewise asks if Harry could've told him before he had his kidney removed so that he could donate it to Lloyd, to which he replies "Definitely, but not '''as!'''"
  • Parental Incest: Averted. Both Lloyd and Harry go from fantasizing about a romance with Penny to thinking of the possibility that either one of them could be her father. They're both squicked out at the idea of such accidental incest developing between them and Penny, but luckily it turns out that neither Lloyd or Harry is Penny's father.
  • Pet the Dog: Lloyd un-hesitantly giving Harry his kidney after realizing that Penny is not his biological daughter after all. He even begins crying once he realizes that the doctor scammed him.
  • Practical Joke: Both the examples in Overly Long Gag. And Travis pulls one by pouring Slurpees into Harry and Lloyd's pants, which they respond by blowing a roomful of fireworks while he sleeps.
  • Precision F-Strike: The No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Stephen Hawking from the KEN Conference gives a Machine Monotone one when Harry inadvertently makes a speaker confess to using shoddy data in his work.
  • Rip Van Winkle: Averted. Lloyd had been pretending to be comatose for 20 years yet seems to be totally up on culture, to the point of not having a problem owning and using a cell phone.
  • Road Trip Plot: Again it happens. First to Maryland, where Penny lives, then to Texas, where she's attending a conference.
  • Running Gag: Pushing people into a bush or "Bush Club".
  • Really Gets Around: Fraida.
  • The Reveal: A whole mess of them during the finale.
    • Dr. Pinchelow is really The Chessmaster, setting up Harry and Lloyd's whole adventure so that Adele can be brought to justice.
    • Lloyd realizes that he is Penny's father, which means he's been fantasizing about romance with his own daughter. And then it turns out neither Harry nor Lloyd is the father, and the true parent is an old friend of theirs who died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Sequel Hook: Parodied in a gag in the post-credits scene, in which Harry and Lloyd chuck their milkshakes onto the windshield of Sea Bass's truck. He follows them to get revenge, setting things up for "Dumb and Dumber For", slated for a 2034 release date — which is 20 years after this movie, making fun of how long this sequel took to come out.note 
  • Sex Is Evil: When Harry and Lloyd finally get The Talk from Fraida, their disgusted reaction is akin to that of a 6 year old.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Harry never even needed a kidney. He just wanted to get back at Lloyd for all the time spent changing his diapers.
  • Shell-Shock Silence: Happens after Harry and Lloyd are deafened by a firecracker. The silence continues even as a train goes by, carrying their car along.
  • Straight Woman: Despite the Running Gag about how Fraida Really Gets Around, she's this for the most part.
  • Taking the Bullet: Harry gets shot by Adele as the latter was going to shoot Penny.
  • The Talk: Fraida briefly whispers it to Harry and Lloyd to explain to them what sex really is.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Lloyd is significantly more sociopathic and callous towards Harry in this movie.
  • Unfortunate Names: Fraida Felcher already refers to a really disgusting sex act. Then her daughter's name was "Fanny"... (which the adoptive parents made sure to change to "Penny")

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