THE MASK, a live-action cartoon featuring a thoroughly unrestrained performance by Jim Carrey, has a story so slight that it wouldn't be worth telling if it weren't tricked out with the best special effects money can buy, at least in 1994. The effects are show-stopping, but the film's
hollowness makes the overall result curiously depressing.
Nebbishy bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is one of life's perpetual losers. The highlight of his day comes when curvaceous bombshell Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz) wants to open a bank account, and declares that only Stanley's help will do. Unbeknownst to him, she's the girlfriend of brutal
gangster Dorian Tyrel (Pete...