If you grew up in the 80s and 90s and you were a fan of Jim Carrey, then this movie probably holds a special place in your mind (and perhaps your heart). Admittedly I do have a weak spot for Jim Carrey as well, but having watched this film again recently, I can honestly say it wasn’t the masterpiece I remembered it to be.
Yes, it’s a funny movie, but when you really think about the plot and setting there really isn’t anything funny about it. The only thing that makes it funny is how goofy Ace is. There are a few visual gags that are “cute”, or maybe even a little “silly”, but there aren’t too many laugh-out-loud moments. If it wasn’t for Jim Carrey, I highly doubt that the movie would even be remembered.
However, at the bargain basement price it’s at these days, you don’t have much to lose.