Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ★★ 1993 (PG-13)

Shamelessly silly comedy casts human cartoon Carrey, he of the rubber limbs and spasmodic facial muscles, as Ace, the guy who'll find missing pets, big or small. When the Miami Dolphins' mascot Snowflake is kidnapped, he abandons his search for an albino pigeon to save the lost dolphin just in time for the Super Bowl. This is brain candy, running full throttle with juvenile humor, some charm, and the hyper-energetic Carrey, not to mention Young as the police chief with a secret. Critically trashed boxoffice smash catapulted Carrey into nearly instant stardom after seven seasons as the geeky white guy on “In Living Color.” 87m/C VHS, DVD . Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc, Noble Willingham, Troy Evans, Udo Kier; Cameos: Dan Marino; D: Tom Shadyac; W: Tom Shadyac, Jack Bernstein, Jim Carrey; C: Julio Macat; M: Ira Newborn. Blockbuster '95: Male Newcomer, V. (Carrey), Comedy Actor, V. (Carrey).