Movie Review - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) has carved himself a nice little investigative niche handling cases that involve pets of all shapes and sizes. As we are introduced to Ace he is rescuing a small dog from an abusive man and returning it to a stunning female who is happy to compensate him for his work. 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. It turns out that someone has kidnapped the Dolphins' mascot Snowflake, just before their Super Bowl game.

Although the investigation is also being worked on by the Lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Sean Young) and the police department, Ace thinks he can use his animal expertise to solve 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.

Ace gets right to work investigating all of the players from that year and using his wild ways to identify which ring is missing the lost stone. Just as he has crossed off the last player on the team photo he learns that the kicker Ray Finkle, who missed 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. This film really was the foundation for the film success that was to follow for Jim Carrey. The movie is a great opportunity to see Courteney Cox prior to his huge success on the TV show Friends.

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

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