The Mask (DVD)
Starring Cameron Diaz et al
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Praised at the time for Jim Carrey's facial acrobatics as the titular hero, The Mask also had real charm in its use of period-ambiguous settings and intelligent use of its heroine, Cameron Diaz in her first screen role. Carrey is as interesting when he's the put-upon Stanley Ipkiss as he is when he transforms into an amoral cartoon character (thanks to chance discovery of an ancient mask). When a sweet woman reporter tells him that he is the nicest man in town, it does not strike us as odd. The plot is a pretty standard one--the hero comes to realise that he can do everything for himself and does not need magical assistance--but outstanding performances by Peter Green as the gangster heavy and Peter Riegret as the irascible cop who has to make sense of things offers the film a bit more dramatic oomph. Add to this a couple of splendid song-and-dance routines and one of the most charming dogs in modern movies, and you have something moderately special.
David, South Africa. 17 December 2014
Great classic movie. This was the first appearance of Jim Carey and hilarious.My youngsters enjoyd it as much as I did the first time I saw it. Great collector's item for my DVD shelf!
Victor, South Africa. 3 June 2015
Stress killer. That's what the Mask is.
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