Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls


Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls

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Nature Calls in this Ace Ventura sequel, and it's answered by the law of diminishing returns.



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Looking for an evening of high-brow, intellectually stimulating, cinematic entertainment done with sophistication and panache? Look elsewhere! This riotous sequel has very little plot and scads of deliciously vulgar, politically incorrect and just plain idiotic humor as presented by the master of rubber-faced lunacy, Jim Carrey. As a sort of prologue, the great pet detective is assigned to rescue a racoon stranded on a steep Himalayan hillside. After much danger, Ace manages to reach the stranded critter only to accidentally send it hurtling to its death. Devastated, poor Ace enters a Tibetan monastery to search for peace. His quest is interrupted when a British emissary arrives and begs him to head for Africa to locate a stolen sacred white bat. If he does not, two warring tribes will abandon their peace-treaties and resume their bloody feud. Poor Ace is terrified of bats, so that is perhaps why the emissary declined to tell him what kind of creature he was seeking until it was too late for Ace to back out. Once in Africa, the mayhem really begins as he embarks upon a series of utterly tasteless and silly exploits that do not preclude a little social commentary at the expense of the Brits and a subtle message for animal rights.

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Jim Carrey
as Ace Ventura
Ian McNeice
as Fulton Greenwall
Simon Callow
as Vincent Cadby
Bob Gunton
as Burton Quinn
Danny D. Daniels
as Witch Doctor
Sam Motoana Phillips
as Wachootoo Chief
Damon Standifer
as Wachati Chief
Andrew Steel
as Mick Katie
Thomas Grunke
as Derrick McCane
Kristen Norton
as Pompous Woman
Michael Reid Mackay
as Skinny Husband
Kayla Allen
as Airplane Stewardess
Ken Kirzinger
as Helicopter Pilot
Dev Kennedy
as Dad Tourist
Patti Tippo
as Mom Tourist
Sabrinah Christie
as Girl Tourist
Warren Sroka
as Boy Tourist
Noel de Souza
as Elephant Trainer
Gene Williams
as Polestander
Leif Tilden
as Gorilla Performer
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  • Jun 10, 2019
    Jim Carrey doubles-down on the physical comedy and while it doesn't downgrade nor upgrade from its previous entry, still makes for a solid sequel. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls continues to build on the actor's resume with its crazy antics and even-more ballsy gags that can't be ignored, no matter how good or bad the film is. 3.6/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is much weirder and focuses more on its comedy than the mystery. Jim Carrey keeps up his hilarious character but sadly this film jjust does not live up to being a good comedy, mainly because he is the only funny person in this film and in a comedy I like to remember more than 1 funny actor. This is still a decent comedy, I laughed a lot and can see why its a cult film but overall it just seemed like they were trying to make it a idiotic as possible and they succeeded. So if you wish to laugh and love Jim Carrey (like I do) then see this film, but if you want a great comedy then you should steer clear of this film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2011
    Even funnier than the first film. In this one we see Carrey do a lot more of his trademark physical comedy. A lot of critics didn't like this movie, but it is rightfully considered one of the movies they got wrong. It's too bad that the straight to video 2nd sequel about his "son" who is a "Jr. Pet Detective" actually exists. What's worst of all though is that his son in the 3rd film mentions his dad got lost in the bermuda triangle in this film. Ace you'll be missed forever.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    jim carrey is back as the pet detective sluth with the hair. this has good physical and funny comedy that is more appropriate then the first and is funny, but can be too childish. B+
    Juan C Super Reviewer

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