Jim Carrey has a whale of a time as wacky pet detective Ace Ventura in the hit film that shot him to stardom.

He solves the mystery of a missing shih-tzu dog and is then hired to investigate the ‘poolnapping’ of a dapper dolphin, the ball-playing mascot of the Miami Dolphins American Football team.

This genuinely funny film delights in Carrey’s facial contortions, funny voices and over-the-top physical slapstick. Courteney Cox and Sean Young co-star, but this is really Carrey’s show all the way.