While Dumb & Dumber is most certainly one of the Farrelly boys' greatest comedies, we don't think there were tons of people itching for a sequel. The horrific prequel featuring none of the original actors definitely injected a sour taste in our mouths, plus the recent track-record of Peter and Bobby Farrelly isn't exactly spectacular. Comedy has evolved since they made a name for themselves in the '90s, and with each film it seems they're trying to find a pot of comedic gold that just doesn't exist anymore for them. Which is why we weren't over the moon regarding news that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were reuniting for a Dumb & Dumber 2, and it's also why we're not heartbroken upon hearing that Carrey has now left the project, which was set to shoot this fall.
Entertainment Tonight broke the news, saying Carrey was frustrated that no one at New Line or Warner Brothers was particularly enthusiastic about the sequel. Um, reality check Jim: Neither were we. Through his publicist, Carrey said, "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber Two was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title." Funny.
The real shame of this is not getting to see Jim Carrey reunite with the Farrelly boys. Some of the best stuff from each of them came when they were working together, and as someone who grew up with those movies it's hard not to want to see them attempt something again. Is this the right project for that attempt? According to Carrey, the studio doesn't think it is.
Curious to see what happens now. Will the studio respond by caving to Carrey's plea to the fanbase, or will this all go away quietly as everyone moves on to other things?
What would you like to see happen?