A re-watch was a very long time coming. I barely remember being that annoying kid at Age 3 constantly bothering my parents to put that VCR in the player. The video cassette got lost sometime in the 90s. A year ago, I 'discovered'' it once again. It was as good as I remembered. As a 26 year old, I appreciated the darker, more adult content I did not understand. 'Sorry, wrong pocket' as Carey accidentally whips out a used condom.
The Mask was a light hearted, cartoonish view of what can happen when nobody, Ipkiss, gets his hands on a mask that transforms him into a man he always wished he was... confident, suave and popular. If only we could all find something similar!
1994 was definitely the year for Carey with Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber. Breakout star indeed. He plays Stanley Ipkiss and his 'alter ego' so well in The Mask.
Fantastic film which will always remind me of my youth.