Set in 1986, when mentally challenged best friends Harry and Lloyd were teenagers, a comic tale which charts their attempt to get out of the "special needs" department and into regular high school life.
To the extent that it possesses a narrative line at all, "Dumb and Dumberer" tells the story of the fateful first encounter between Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas, the two lovable morons of the 1994 runaway hit "Dumb and Dumber," in which they were played, respectively, by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. Credit must be given to the casting director, John Papsidera, for finding two young actors, Derek Richardson as Harry and Eric Christian Olsen as Lloyd, who bear an amazing resemblance to their adult counterparts. But where "Dumb and Dumber" possessed a bracing, genuine vulgarity, this new film is more often merely disgusting as it piles up jokes involving various bodily discharges and the unpleasant things that can be done with them. — Dave Kehr
2003-06-13 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd