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Farrelly open to Dumb And Dumber 3

Peter Farrelly has revealed he is up for making a third Dumb And Dumber film - but not in the near future.

The filmmaker reunited with his younger brother Bobby and stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for sequel Dumb And Dumber To, which comes 20 years after the first film.

"I would never say never to a third one, but we have no plans to do it right now," he said.

Peter, who has made 11 films with his brother, revealed he has seen There's Something About Mary for the first time after its release, 16 years on.

"After a movie is made, I generally do not watch them although this summer, I watched There's Something About Mary for the first time since it came out, with my kids, who are now 15 and 14 and had not seen it," he said.

"I have to say, I probably enjoyed it more now than when I made it, because when you're making it, you're so close to it. It's like hearing the same joke over and over but after this many years, I forgot about a lot of the stuff and it was really fun."

But the 58-year-old director admitted the comedic hair gel scene, starring Cameron Diaz, almost failed to make the final cut because the filmmakers thought it was in bad taste.

"We thought the hair gel scene in There's Something About Mary might be going too far. That seemed like it could be a deal-breaker for the audience but it wasn't. They howled," he recalled.

"We go for it if we believe it. There are things we won't do, but we test it and let the audience let you know. If you've gone too far, they don't laugh and you can feel the air go out of the building."

:: Dumb And Dumber To is in cinemas now.

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