CINEMA: ACE'S LOW

WHEN NATURE CALLS IN THIS AWFUL SEQUEL, DON'T ANSWER

THE WEEKEND BEFORE LAST, moviegoers spent $37.8 million to see the new Jim Carrey comedy, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls--more money than the combined take of Nos. 2 through 20 on the box-office list. Few films have achieved such instant dominance, and certainly none so awful as this sequel, about the pet detective's trip to Africa to find a precious white bat and prevent a war between two backward tribes. Nearly the best one can say of Ace 2 is that it's blithely, ceaselessly racist.

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