Frank McKlusky, C.I.  (2002) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

If you've been waiting for Ace Ventura 3, here's your movie.

Unfortunately, Jim Carrey doesn't do funny any more, so they hired a look-alike to impersonate him. And they changed the character to Carrey Plan B, the loveable loser from The Mask, instead of Carrey Plan A, the cock-sure oddball from Ace Ventura. Oh, yeah, and they made him an insurance investigator instead of a pet detective.


Chyna shows 95% of her breast in an outlandish costume

This film may set some kind of record for eclectic casting:

  • Chyna
  • Dolly Parton
  • Andy Richter
  • Gymnast Dominique Moceanu
  • Randy Quaid
  • Kevin Pollak
  • Orson Bean
  • Kevin Farley (Chris's look-alike brother)
  • Scott Baio as himself
  • Willie Tyler and Lester as themselves.
  • Emmanuel Lewis as himself
  • Hanson as themselves.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1

  • no meaningful features

Dave Sheridan, the Jim Carrey impersonator in question, was quite funny as Officer Doofy in Scary Movie, and was hilarious as the mullet guy in Ghost World, but he had better material to work with in those two movies.

This one has a few moments, but is mostly cheap shots.

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: one star. JoBlo 2/10, Qwipster 1.5/5

The People Vote ...

  • with their dollars: I couldn't find any record of a theatrical release


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, C-. It is barely watchable for genre addicts of screwball comedies.

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