Dumb and Dumber To (15)*

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There’s no shortage of dimwitted, foolhardy and empty-headed characters on the big screen.

Forrest Gump, one of cinema’s great innocents, famously remarked that ‘stupid is as stupid does’.

Undated Film Still Handout from Dumb And Dumber To. Pictured: Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout/Universal Pictures. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. PPP-141216-142636001

Undated Film Still Handout from Dumb And Dumber To. Pictured: Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout/Universal Pictures. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. PPP-141216-142636001

Using that barometer, Dumb And Dumber To takes the art of moronic tomfoolery to new depths.

Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s mindless sequel to their hit 1994 comedy embraces every crude, lewd and inappropriate set-up imaginable in its relentless pursuit of cheap, grubby titters.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as best pals Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, but the plot is nonsensical and includes pointless diversions including a brief reappearance of the Mutt Cutts dog van from the original picture.

Carrey and Daniels fling themselves into the fray with gusto, at the mercy of a script that lacks subtlety, sophistication or any discernible laughs.

Dumb And Dumber To is a greater ordeal for us than it is for Harry and Lloyd, who are battered and bruised by misfortune.