Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Reviews
As I reach the tender age of 40, I promise to watch those movies from my childhood and beyond that I have not seen yet. This is just one of those specimens. Though opinions may be divided whether this film has aged gracefully or not, one can't deny that the whole movie is pegged to Jim Carrey's facial acrobatics. Some of the humor showcased may not land anymore if this were shown today but I gotta hand it to him and the rest of the cast.
However his first film is a mostly entertaining debut for him thanks to his sheer passion for the role of the crazy animal loving detective and his talent at carrying the whole film with his crazy stand-up is something to be admired, without getting too annoying.
Weaknesses: While Carrey shines, everyone else takes a step back and nobody stands out. Courteney Cox (Melissa), Sean Young (Finkle/Einhorn) and Tone Loc (Emilio) are all kind of just there. Dan Marino plays himself and still somehow manages to struggle. Most of the sexual jokes fall flat and a few things go too far over the top and miss the mark. The plot moves along at a good pace, though things are pretty far fetched to get from point A to point B.
Overall: It's not a movie with a great story, but it wasn't meant to be. It knows how ridiculous the setup is and they have fun with it. A few jokes miss, but for the most part, it's hilarious thanks to Jim Carrey and his antics.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
There is some content in there and bits of comic scenes but it doesn't quite mix up even though Jim puts his heart into it.