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One of Jim Carrey's best
on 22 February 2016
1994's 'Ace Ventura Pet Detective' is one of those films which never lets me down whenever I feel the need to have a good laugh. No matter how many times I watch this smash-hit Jim Carrey family flick, which still remains one of the absolute best in this funny man's impressive filmography some 22 years later - it will always cheer me up.
Carrey, in the role he was born to play, stars as the flamboyant, acid tongued, and wonderfully obnoxious Miami based Ace Ventura, the only pet detective in the world. Although this character may seem like a bit of an airheaded buffoon at first, make no mistake, he's clever, sneaky, and knows exactly what he's doing, as the cynics in the story soon come to realise. So when he's called upon to search for a missing dolphin, the mascot of a football team, he is determined to find his man, be it undercover, under fire or underwater, resulting in some hilarious situations.
This was the movie, one of Jim Carrey's first leading roles, which launched him into superstardom shortly before such hits as 'The Mask' and 'Dumber and Dumber', and 'Ace Ventura - Pet Detective' was to spawn two sequels, an animated series, as well as gain a huge cult following. It's pure cheese, but jolly good fun, with Carrey's single-handed performance being the absolute main highlight. If you enjoy silly and slapstick humour, which is sometimes really rather risqué, justifying it's 12 certificate, then you'll want to enter the crazy world of Ace Ventura, a bonkers bloke who genuinely loves the animals, on an unenviable mission.