You can always tell when an actor who was formerly the hottest thing since snot from a dragon falls on hard times. When that actor agrees to revisit a role that helped them become hotter than dragon snot but is also something which he has become embarrassed about. Jim Carrey has agreed to take part in "Dumb and Dumber To."
Ladies and gentlemen, Jim Carrey has officially acknowledged he is no longer on the A-list.
"Dumb and Dumber" is a very popular Farrelly Brothers comedy, but let's face it, it's no "Kingpin." "Dumb Dumber To" with Jim Carrey would have been all but impossible to imagine a year after "Dumb and Dumber" came out. Carrey clearly wanted to make the jump that eluded such precursors as Jerry Lewis and Steve Martin. To go from goofy comedy to darker comedy to dramatic Oscar-winning nominations was what Carrey wanted all along.
Lewis gave a dramatic performance for which he should have won an Oscar in "The King of Comedy." Steve Martin could have become a dramatic heavyweight if he'd stayed away from remakes. And Jim Carrey came very close to success.
The fact that Carrey has decided to hop back on board the Farrelly Brothers dumb and dumber express certainly gives an indication that things are not going on as planned. "Dumb and Dumber To" has all the stink of career reboot to it. If Carrey wants to head back to his Truman Kaufman glory days, it would appear he must first get back to the front of the A-list. And that is going to require a monster comedy hit such as he has not had in recent memory.
Will Jim Carrey 2.0 be able to turn things around and nab that dramatic actor cred he so desperately craves? Stayed tuned. Dumber things have happened. After all Cher is just one award away from an EGOT and Christian Bale is an Oscar winner.
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