Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1995 "New animals. New adventures. Same hair."
6.4| 1h30m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 10 November 1995 Released
Producted By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the warrior Wachootoos. If Ace fails, the result will be a vicious tribal war.

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GazerRise Fantastic!
SpunkySelfTwitter It’s an especially fun movie from a director and cast who are clearly having a good time allowing themselves to let loose.
Jonah Abbott There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
Kinley This movie feels like it was made purely to piss off people who want good shows
zkonedog Though I consider the first "Ace Ventura" film to be perhaps my favorite comedy of all-time, "When Nature Calls" is nothing more than a shame to both the legacy of the first film and to Jim Carrey's career.Likely rushed to the theaters (only a year after part one) due to the success of the first movie, "Ace 2" never even comes close to capturing the pure hilarity of the first effort, and (on its own merit) isn't even that funny overall. Whereas in the first go-round Carrey was able to do his crazy facial reactions and physical comedy that made him a household name, in this film (because of the very poor quality of jokes/gags) he completely overreacts to every situation. I never thought I would say that Carrey could overreact to anything, but he actually does go WAY too far time after time after time.Though the first 10-20 minutes of "When Nature Calls" are moderately funny, from there the movie absolutely tanks. The first time I watched it, I actually fell asleep about 20 minutes in, as the jokes/Carrey were no longer holding my interest whatsoever.Thus, I would not wish this film on anyone. If you want more of Carrey's best performances, stay away from it at all costs, as it will leave you wondering how/why he would even sign off on the script.
krycek19 I love the original movie.But this was sheer torture to watch to the end. That hour and half of running time, felt like 3 hours.I don't know how they could screw this up so bad. It wasn't funny at all. Just dumb. Jim Carrey wasn't funny, just as annoying as Adam Sandler in any Adam Sandler movie. It's like he either tried too hard or didn't try at all, because he knew this movie would suck and he was probably just there for a paycheck.And don't even get me started on the racism towards African tribes.Ace Ventura, unlike in the original, was not a likable character. here. He was just an a-hole. Maybe it was the whole dumb idea of moving the sequel to Africa. In the original, that took place in Miami, Florida, everyone was acting seriously, while Jim Carrey was the only one acting retarded. And he had good actors to act against. And that made him funny. Kind of like Joey vs everyone else in "Friends". This felt like the spin off series: "Joey", that wasn't funny, because all of Joeys "Friends" were gone.The only ones that will find this crap funny, are kids from the age of 5 to 10. Any normal teenager or adult will hate this movie.
rockchester I've been saving this movie for years for some kind of urgent need for a laugh emergency. But, it was on cable last night and since I was worn out and not interested in exerting enough energy to push a button on the remote, I resigned myself to the fact that perhaps I needed it and had saved it long enough. It was so funny I was practically hysterical and had suddenly lost that feeling of being too tired to move.Anyone who used to watch In Living Color can attest to Jim Carrey being a master of physical comedy. I used to watch him do utterly amazing stuff on that show and looked forward, every week, to seeing what he'd do next. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is, unquestionably, Jim Carrey at his very best.That goes for the entire crew of the movie. I think many people tend not to notice but there are huge differences between the quality of a comedy such as When Nature Calls and the rather half-hearted movies that just don't work very well and are not very funny as a result. Some of this can be directly attributed to how well the director frames scenes and how well they maintain the energy. To how well the writers, director of photography and the film editor did their jobs. With When Nature Calls, you have all of these bases covered in spades. It's truly well made in front of, as well as behind, the camera.Carrey never loses his momentum in this movie. He goes over the top quite frequently. Unlike some other comedic actors, though, he seems to almost always know when to stop. And when to play it cool, although that doesn't happen very often. I don't know how much of the movie is scripted and how much was ad libbed, but whatever the combination, it works beautifully. It's almost always hilarious and the camera always seems to be in just the right place. Exquisite production.Ace Ventura is a force of nature and all the world's a straight man for him, apparently. No one is safe. He is constantly pulling someone's chain. Particularly the bad guys who he always has squarely in his sights. I would definitely recommend this movie to a family. The small children, particularly the boys, will get a big kick out of it. It's disgusting from time to time and drifts effortlessly in to the scatological here and there but it's all good. One tip: when Ace gets to the African tribe's village, that might be a good time to leave the room for a few minutes. You're welcome.
Desertman84 This inevitable sequel finds Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a detective who specializes in retrieval of tame or captive animals in Ace Ventura:When Nature Calls. Ian McNeice,Simon Callow,Maynard Eziashi,Bob Gunton,Sophie Okonedo and Tommy Davidson play key supporting roles.His latest case, the disappearance of a rare African white bat, draws him out of his spiritual retreat at a Tibetan monastery following the tragic outcome of his previous case.Ace Ventura is on assignment in Africa to prevent a tribal war by saving a white bat sacred to both sides. Along the way, he nearly sleeps with a seductive African princess before her wedding, experiences astral projection with an enlightened monkey, masturbates, collects bat dung and, last but not least, is birthed by a mechanical rhino. Often short on taste, the film is nonetheless full of good spirit and plenty of genuine belly laughs particularly during the fight scene with a diminutive tribal champion.Not for every taste, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is either hilarious or insufferable, depending on the viewer's opinion of Carrey's unique brand of slapstick and sight gags. If you're ready to laugh like a pack of hyenas, if you want more fun than an industrial-sized barrel of monkeys, you know what to do.Watch this film for that reason and also for guilty pleasure.