Mask

The Mask

4.4 15
Director: Chuck Russell

Cast: Chuck Russell, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert

     
 

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Hyperactive mayhem results when a mild-manned banker discovers an ancient mask that transforms him into a zany prankster with superhuman powers in this special-effects-intensive comedy. The wildly improvisational Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a decent-hearted but socially awkward guy who one night finds a strange mask. Carrey's trademark energy reveals itself after

Overview

Hyperactive mayhem results when a mild-manned banker discovers an ancient mask that transforms him into a zany prankster with superhuman powers in this special-effects-intensive comedy. The wildly improvisational Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a decent-hearted but socially awkward guy who one night finds a strange mask. Carrey's trademark energy reveals itself after Stanley puts on the mask and the banker transforms into The Mask, a green-skinned, zoot-suited fireball. The rubber-faced Mask possesses the courage to do the wild, fun things that Stanley fears, including romancing Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz). In addition to Carrey's physical talents, the film makes effective use of digital visual effects that bestow the Mask with superhuman speed, insane flexibility, and popping eyes out of a Tex Avery cartoon. The larger narrative, involving the efforts of Tina's gangster boyfriend to destroy Stanley and use the mask's powers for evil, prove less interesting than the anarchic comic set pieces, including a particularly memorable dance number to "Cuban Pete." The film delivered enough laughs to become a surprise hit and, along with the same year's Dumb and Dumber, establish Carrey's status as a comedy superstar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Jim Carrey's comic schtick is somewhere between Robin Williams' schizophrenic hamming and the ridiculous physical comedy of Jerry Lewis. Though the pure stupidity of his 1994 breakthrough Ace Ventura: Pet Detective proved popular, it was his summer follow-up, The Mask, that began to win over critics. With the release of Dumb and Dumber that December, Carrey had become one of Hollywood's hottest stars -- in one calendar year. Directed by the largely unknown Chuck Russell, The Mask's real stars are the computer effects designed by Industrial Light and Magic. Many compared the eye-popping "masking" of Carrey to Tex Avery's wacky Warner Brothers cartoons. Carrey's reputation as an actor and as a popular icon has continued to grow since the film's release, as has that of co-star Cameron Diaz, who made her impressive big screen debut in this film.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
UPC:
0794043810824
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
6,771

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; "Return to Edge City"; "Introducing Cameron Diaz" - screen test; "Cartoon Logic"; "What Makes Fido Run"; Audio commentaries with director Chuck Russell, Bob Shaye, writer Mike Werb, executive producer Mike Richardson, producer Bob Angelman, VFX supervisor Scott Squires, animation supervisor Tom Bertino, and cinematographer John Leonetti; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey The Mask/Stanley Ipkiss
Cameron Diaz Tina Carlyle
Peter Riegert Lt. Mitch Kellaway
Peter Greene Dorian Tyrel
Amy Yasbeck Peggy Brandt
Richard Jeni Charlie Schumacher
Orestes Matacena Niko
Timothy Bagley Irv
Nancy Fish Mrs. Peenman
Johnny Williams Burt
Max Milo
Reg E. Cathey Freeze
Jim Doughan Doyle
Denis Forest Sweet Eddy
B.J. Barie Alley Punk #1
Blake Clark Murray
Suzanne Dunn Reporter
Joely Fisher Maggie
Robert Keith Police Officer
Ivory Ocean Mayor Tilton
Robert O'Reilly The Figure
Jeremy Roberts Bobby the Bouncer
Ben Stein Dr. Neuman
Nils Allen Stewart Orlando
Christopher Darga Paramedic #3

Technical Credits
Chuck Russell Director,Executive Producer
Greg Cannon Makeup
Fern Champion Casting
Arthur Coburn Editor
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Robert Engelman Producer
Jerry Evans Choreography
Michael Fallon Original Story
Carla Fry Associate Producer
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
John R. Leonetti Cinematographer
Mark Hopkins McNabb Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Moore Art Director
Ha Nguyen Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Paladini Casting
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Mike Richardson Executive Producer
Charles Russell Producer
Craig Stearns Production Designer
Denis L. Stewart Asst. Director
Ellen Totleben Set Decoration/Design
Mark Verheiden Original Story
Mike Werb Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/The Nicest Guy [3:35]
2. Tina Carlyle [3:20]
3. "The Loaner" [2:29]
4. Coco Bongo Club [2:49]
5. The Mask [2:37]
6. "A Big Nothing" [2:52]
7. "Smokin!" [5:04]
8. Next Morning [3:39]
9. Peggy Brandt [4:00]
10. Golf Practice [3:22]
11. "Somebody Stop Me!" [3:28]
12. Baby Ain't I Good to You [2:17]
13. Rock This Joint! [3:11]
14. Award Winning [3:08]
15. Kellaway [2:31]
16. 50 Grand [4:21]
17. Loki [2:50]
18. Landfill Park [4:59]
19. Cuban Pete [3:17]
20. "What a Rush!" [4:55]
21. "Love-Crazy Wild Man" [6:59]
22. Milo to the Rescue [3:51]
23. Casino Night [6:18]
24. Milo and the Mask [2:43]
25. "Spicy Meatball!" [4:02]
26. "Smokin!"/End Credits [8:14]

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The Mask 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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A good movie for kids and adult.
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The Mask is one of Jim Carrey's best and funniest movies. It is a cute movie that is absolutely hilarious and a good movie to watch when you are ill or just feeling a little down and you need some laughs to help cheer you up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the mask is so very funny i laugh everytime i watch it Jim Carrey is hilarous as Stanley Ipkiss and as the mask and Cameron Diaz is beautiful in this movie
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
The Mask very very funny puts me in a good mood i laugh its a great movie Jim Carry is awesome as the mask and Stanley Ipkiss who works in the bank and has a mean grumpy lanlord Mrs. Peamon wow this movie is cool i love it and the fuuny quotes i recomend this movie to a true Jim Carry fan!!!!
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