Sunday, 15 March 2009

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Dir: Tom Shadyac
Starring: Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox

Narry Borman usually watches the most tasteful films. But the recent viewing of Dumb and Dumber has melted his brain, so he again watched a crass comedy; Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

It's not a bad film it's just that... let me re-phrase that. It is a bad film. Ace Ventura is bad. It's no good. I didn't like it. Sure, the story about a psychotic, cross-dressing American footballer made no sense (which I applaud), but the comedy is light - endless catchphrases and impressions, backed by 'rock' guitaristry that smacks of 1992-95.

Carrey provides a few moments of magic, of course, most notably the search for the dolphin inside the millionaire's mansion - the pointless espionage scene is golden. But the ending is frankly disturbing. Why his 'winky' is on backwards bemuses the Borman more than anything.


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