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  • 12
  • Action, Comedy
  • 1994
  • 82 mins

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Synopsis

The film that turned Carrey from unknown commodity into box office gold

About

The film that turned Carrey from unknown commodity into box office gold is a hit-and-miss affair, although Ace Ventura held enough appeal to spawn the 1995 sequel When Nature Calls. Here, his unique animal-tracking skills are put to the test when he has to rescue the kidnapped mascot of the Miami Dolphins. This is the perfect platform for Carrey to showcase his physical comedy skills. Many of the jokes (Ace's amazing ability to talk through his anus, for example), wear thin quickly, and a pre-Friends Cox has little to do as the love interest, but there's enough here to make this an effective time-waster.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Sean Young, Tone Loc, Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Noble Willingham, Dan Marino
  • Director: Tom Shadyac
  • Writer: Jim Carrey, Jack Bernstein, Tom Sahdyac
  • Producer: James G Robinson
  • Photographer: Julio Macat

In a nutshell

The perfect platform for Carrey to showcase his physical comedy skills

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