Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is undoubtedly the movie that catapulted Jim Carrey into super stardom. Before this, people only knew Jim Carrey from In Living Color. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was just the kind of role that perfectly fit his unique brand of comedy. Ace Ventura is (as you might have guessed) a pet detective who works with the local police department. He’s tasked with locating a dolphin mascot for a football team that’s been captured. Since Ace Ventura knows everything there is to know about animals, he’s the guy for the job. What would normally be an average comedy becomes a hilarious comedy due to Jim Carrey’s over the top tom foolery. Ace Ventura has pointed hair, always wears a hawaiian shirt, and has a lot of personal quirks. Like talking slow and fast, extending his words, and talking out of his butt. He also has lots of catchphrases like, “alrighty then!,” “la-hoo-sa-her,” and “reaaally?” Needless to say Jim Carrey is a living cartoon here. Unlike his other movies that also came out in 1994, I actually didn’t see Ace Ventura: Pet Detective when I was younger. I still find it funny, but I’m sure I would have really loved it as a kid. Although I was surprised by a lot of what was in the movie. There’s a lot of football in the movie and the twist was unexpected. I won’t say what it is, but I will say that I still find it funny. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is doggone hilarious.
Followed by: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls