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The A-List: Don’t Call It a Comeback


Dumb and Dumber To

This past weekend, Dumb and Dumber To exceeded even the most optimistic box office projections.  Critics were unkind to the sequel, but audiences who have been waiting twenty years for more Dumb and Dumber didn’t care.  Now there’s talk of a Dumb and Dumber trilogy!

The box office success of Dumb and Dumber To has some people talking about a comeback for Jim Carrey.  Carrey’s movie career has cooled over the last decade or so.  His last unqualified box office hit was arguably Bruce Almighty in 2003.  When a Dumb and Dumber sequel was announced, it seemed to some (myself included) like a desperation move.  But now, it seems like a “hail mary pass” that connected.

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What the Hell Happened to Jim Carrey?


Jim Carrey 2013

In the 1990’s, Jim Carrey was the king of comedy.  He made headlines when he cashed a $20 million dollar paycheck for The Cable Guy after an impressive string of box office successes.  For a while, he seemed poised to make the transition from comedy to drama with movies like The Truman Show and Man on the Moon.  There was even talk that Ace Ventura could one day win an Oscar.  But eventually, Carrey’s winning streak ended.  The dramatic roles dried up and Carrey was reduced to being a supporting player or starring in bland children’s movies.

What the hell happened?

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