A few years back, I realized that between first grade and now, one thing has remained constant: my undying love for toilet humor. You know, poop and pee jokes, sexual innuendoes, etc. Really high brow stuff. Good ‘ol poop and pee stories still crack me up just as much as ever.
It was with this penis-joke-loving mentality that I eagerly agreed to watch and review Dumb and Dumberer (Newline Cinema), the prequel to the 1994 classic, Dumb and Dumber.
The paper-thin plot takes us back in time to Harry and Lloyd’s high school days when their two simple minds first meet. Outcast and unpopular, they round up a group of other school rejects to form a “special needs class.” Unbeknownst to them, however, is that the class is part of a fiendish plot constructed by the school principle (Eugene Levy) and his lunch lady mistress (Cheri Oteri) to embezzle money through the school. But don’t worry about the plot. It doesn’t even attempt to make sense.
As for the poo-poo and pee-pee jokes, there’s equally as little to get psyched about. Granted, it can’t be easy to find new ways to package potty humor, but that’s why I’m writing the review and not the script.