Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is a bank clerk that is an incredibly nice man. Unfortunately, he is too nice for his own good and is a pushover when it comes to confrontations. After one of the worst days of his life, he finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse night god of mischief. Now, when he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoon romantic wild man. However, a small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel (Peter Greene), comes across this character dubbed "The Mask" by the media. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills his friend in crime, Tyrel now wants this green-faced goon destroyed.Written by
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Charlie's car is a 1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible [68367F]. See more »
After Stanley is thrown to the curb outside of the club, a limo drives by and splashes him with water/mud. As Tina asks him if he's okay, you can clearly see dirt/mud stains on his shirt and suit. In the next scene when the loaner car breaks down and Stanley gets out to check under the hood, his shirt and suit magically have no dirt or mud anywhere on them. See more »
Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be your host for the remainder of the evening.
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The film title appears when the Mask is released from its underwater chest and floats to the surface. See more »
New Line Home Video released a "Family Edited Edition" on VHS. This PG version has some obscenities and profanities removed. See more »
This was the movie that got me into Jim Carrey (though I'd seen him on "In Living Color" a couple of times), and it's still my favorite, though Ace Ventura #1 was also kind of funny.
The great thing about this film is that Jim is actually really restrained all throughout, only going into goof ball mode when he puts on the Mask. He's pretty likable and engaging here, not quite as prone to irritating some audience members like he did in "Batman Forever" and "Ace Ventura #2". Cameron Diaz... my God, she looked SO GOOD here, how have her looks faded so quickly since this film? She looks so... plastic now, kind of like a giant Barbie doll.
One of the big standout scenes in this one is Jim singing "Cuban Pete" to escape all the cops. Not that the other Mask gags are unfunny, but Cuban Pete really stands out. Too bad the cartoon Mask didn't have a little more restraint to it.
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