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From the very beginning, Lloyd Christmas knew he had a friend for life in Harry Dunne. It’s the first day of high school and Harry, who previously has been home schooled by his mother, needs someone to show him the ropes. Lloyd, who conveniently lives in the school’s basement with his adoptive dad/school custodian Ray, turns out to be just the guy. As the two set out to crack the “big show” (aka high school), they unwittingly fall into the web of the corrupt Principal Collins and his girlfriend, head lunch lady Ms. Heller, who want them to be the first students in a phony “special needs” class in order to bilk $100,000 in grant money for themselves. As Harry and Lloyd enthusiastically venture out to recruit more students for this new class, they unwittingly catch the attention of the beautiful Jessica Matthews, a hard-hitting reporter for the school’s newspaper, who suspects foul play.

The original Dumb and Dumber went on to gross over $246 million dollars in box offices worldwide in 1994. But the success didn't stop there, the movie went on to sell thousands of DVDs and rake in 63+ million on rental shelves in the U.S.. Unfortunately for this film it found high expectations due to being dubbed the prequel for one of the funniest movies from the 90's. 

If you are a fan of comedies, you are sure to get a couple of laughs from this film directed by Troy Miller. Unfortunately it just doesn't have the Farrelly Brothers (although Peter Farrelly receives some writing credits) magic touch we have so become accustomed too. 

The movie features many slapstick routines bound to make audiences erupt with laughter whether or not they have seen the original Dumb and Dumber. One of the funniest routines involves Bob Saget (Full House, America's Funniest Videos), Harry (Derek Richardson), chocolate, and a bathroom. But, unfortunately moments like this are far and fartherer inbetween. This is probably a good point to mention that if you don't like slapstick comedy this is not the movie for you. This movie doesn't transcend comic boundaries and break into the mainstream demographic. 

The most unfortunate thing about this movie is the title itself. If the producers had just named the movie something else and audiences didn't have such high expectations, this movie might have had a fair shot (much like the original Dumb and Dumber when it came out). 

Although the movie follows the same format as its predecessor (low budget, relatively unknown actors, and lots of silly slapstick comedy), this comedy never really lives up to the expectations generated by the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels smash hit.

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Super Troopers (2001)

Billy Madison (1995)


Box Office Info:

Eric Christian Olsen (as Lloyd Christmas)
Derek Richardson (as Harry Dunne)
Rachel Nichols (as Jessica)
Cheri Oteri (as Ms. Heller)
Eugene Levy (as Principal Collins)

Directed By: Troy Miller
Written By: Robert Brener & Troy Miller
Produced By: New Line Cinema

Release Date (US): June 13, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 25min

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language.

Budget: $19,000,000

Opening Weekend: $10,845,064

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3. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
4. Making Love Out of Nothing At All - Air Supply

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