Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
USA / English
"Most people wouldn't last one minute in the real wild nature. Ace Ventura, not even a second. "Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.
Spank you very much....
I didn't think the first movie was any great shakes.
Sure, it had Carrey in it, running amok and mugging and mimicking and making
every rude sound a kid would learn by eighth grade. But the story just kept
getting in the way.
That's why "When Nature Calls", in my opinion, is much
The story of securing a sacred bat is neither too intrusive nor annoying and
leaves room for gags aplenty.
And Carrey.... Well, he enters a slapstick marathon and wins the gold in
every event. I swear the man is made of rubber.
Some of the jokes are pretty gross (the spitting ritual, the "guano"
references, etc.) but why should that come as any surprise? Most comedies
gear for that kind of humor anymore and, more or less sophisticated, reach
the same common denominator: body fluids is funny, dude.
Still, without the fluids and functions, there are still great scenes (Ace's
entrance in the dining hall, the monks' reaction to his departure, his
behavior at the slide show, his driving habits, his escape from a mechanical
rhino) and plenty of opportunities to see Hollywood's most uninhibited
comedian use every conceivable part of his body to make us
I laughed. His work is done.
When this "Nature" calls, answer it.
Nine stars. And remember: do not pass go, do not collect
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