Movie Review – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) has carved himself a nice little investigative niche handling cases that involve pets of all shapes and sizes.  After saving an innocent dog from an abusive gentleman, Ace returns the pooch to its attractive owner and he is paid quite well.  Ace is having trouble making financial ends meet but is counting on finding a rare bird with a $ 10,000 reward.  During his search he receives a call from Melissa Robinson (Courteney Cox) who is the head of PR for the Miami Dolphins.  Melissa informs Ace that someone has abducted Snowflake, The Miami Dolphins dolphin mascot, and the Super Bowl is in Miami in just a few days.

The investigation is being headed up by Lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Sean Young) but Ace believes that his animal expertise will give him an investigative advantage in solving the crime.  After searching Snowflake’s tank Ace finds a small stone which appears to be from a ring he later identifies as a Super Bowl ring.  After a bit of discussion Ace determines that the abductor must have been part of the 1984 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl team.

Wasting no time Ace begins the elimination process by researching each players ring through some very interesting methods.  He eventually crosses off every player from the 84′ team photo only to be informed that Ray Finkle, the kicker who shanked the game winning field goal, was not in the team photo.

Melissa and Ace continue their investigation visiting the Finkle household and meeting his interesting parents.  They inform the two that Finkle was institutionalized shortly after missing the game winning field goal.  Ace continues on the Finkle path fronting as a potential candidate for the institution to track down Finkle’s files.  When he does he finds something interesting that leads Ace and Melissa to Dan Marino who is being help by the guilty party.  In order to not spoil the movie for the dozen people who haven’t seen the movie I will just say that the ending is very funny.

If you are looking for a light comedy that is sure to provide some silly laughs check out Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.  If you are a fan of Jim Carrey this is a must see film because it really launched his career as a physical comedy master.  Ace Ventura: Pet Detective also provides a glimpse of the talented Courteney Cox prior to being an acting superstar on the television show Friends.

If you want to find out more about the actor Jim Carrey and rest of the cast check out the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective movie cast. You can also see the entire list of Jim Carrey movies and more on the talented actor.

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