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Reviews: Dumb and Dumber To; Rosewater; Princess Kaguya

Movies opening Nov. 14

Posted By on November 14, 2014, 4:36 PM

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Harry and Lloyd are back, and Jon Stewart gets serious (as a filmmaker), in some of this week's new theatrical releases.

Scott Renshaw visits with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels (pictured) in the 20-years-coming sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and finds that the Farrelly brothers' devotion to The Gag still results in some big laughs. Writer/director Gina Price-Bythewood elevates Hollywood romantic melodrama to impressive heights in Beyond the Lights. At the Broadway, the Swedish satirical drama Force Majeure turns a couple's near-tragic moment during a ski vacation into some darkly funny scenes from a marriage.

Danny Bowes revels in the patient, thoughtful artistry of Studio Ghibli's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Eric D. Snider praises the central performance of Gael Garcia Bernal in the fact-based political thriller Rosewater, but finds writer/director Jon Stewart's storytelling too earnest and stolid.

In this week's feature review, Scott Renshaw and Danny Bowes exchange thoughts on the Sundance documentary The Overnighters.


Trailers

Dumb and Dumber To
Rated PG-13 · 109 minutes · 2014
Staff Rating:
Official Site: www.dumblr.com
Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Producer: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Charles Wessler, Bradley Thomas, Marc S. Fischer, David Koplan, Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Rob Riggle, Don Lake, Tembi Locke, Patricia French, Bill Murray, Paul Blackthorne, Brady Bluhm, Eddie Shin, Tommy Snider, Atkins Estimond and Lindsay Ayliffe
Rosewater
Rated R · 103 minutes · 2014
Staff Rating:
Director: Jon Stewart
Producer: Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart, Gigi Pritzker, Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and Chris McShane
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Andrew Gower, Arian Moayed, Numan Acar and Nasser Faris
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Rated PG · 137 minutes · 2013
Staff Rating:
Director: Isao Takahata
Producer: Seiichirô Ujiie, Yoshiaki Nishimura and Yoshio Okubo
Cast: Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Aki Asakura, Kengo Kôra, Atsuko Takahata, Tatekawa Shinosuke and Shichinosuke II

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Dumb and Dumber To, Rosewater, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya are not showing in any theaters in the area.

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Trailers

Dumb and Dumber To
Rated PG-13 · 109 minutes · 2014
Staff Rating:
Official Site: www.dumblr.com
Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Producer: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Charles Wessler, Bradley Thomas, Marc S. Fischer, David Koplan, Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Rob Riggle, Don Lake, Tembi Locke, Patricia French, Bill Murray, Paul Blackthorne, Brady Bluhm, Eddie Shin, Tommy Snider, Atkins Estimond and Lindsay Ayliffe
Rosewater
Rated R · 103 minutes · 2014
Staff Rating:
Director: Jon Stewart
Producer: Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart, Gigi Pritzker, Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and Chris McShane
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Andrew Gower, Arian Moayed, Numan Acar and Nasser Faris
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Rated PG · 137 minutes · 2013
Staff Rating:
Director: Isao Takahata
Producer: Seiichirô Ujiie, Yoshiaki Nishimura and Yoshio Okubo
Cast: Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Aki Asakura, Kengo Kôra, Atsuko Takahata, Tatekawa Shinosuke and Shichinosuke II

Now Playing

Dumb and Dumber To, Rosewater, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya are not showing in any theaters in the area.

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