This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not all of this works but the butterfly to shoes sequence is as close to Chaplin as I've seen a modern film get in a long time.
From the moment he appeared as Ace Ventura in 1994, I idolized Jim Carrey. I lived my whole life trying to be him, kept a scrapbook of all his articles, awaited each new release with bated breath. Until this movie. At 17, I couldn't have been more the target audience and I was so hyped for Jim's return to comedy post-Man on the Moon and The Truman Show. But even then I knew it wasn't good. Never revisited until tonight…
Genuine classic now. Julia Roberts was on another level in these 90s rom-coms. Giving them dimensions they never deserved. Rupert Everett annihilates his twenty-so minutes of screen time and gave birth to an entire trope in the process. László Kovács shot the hell out of it. Great split diopter work. I miss when Hollywood's top talents worked occasionally in this genre. Most startling of all is how risky the concept is/was, hinging on its protagonist doing genuinely wicked things the entire time.