Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jim Carrey, Sean Young, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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This movie is about a zany detective trying to bring back a stolen dolphin. In the beginning of this movie, Ace Venture gets called in to investigate the theft of Miami Dolphins' mascot, Snowflake just before the SuperBowl. Ace finds a small diamond in Snowflake's tank. Ace has some trouble with the local police who are not very interested in finding Snowflake and who do not respect Ace. He then follows some leads to the home of a billionaire he suspects of stealing Snowflake however the large tank he thought houses Snowflake in fact housed a large shark. Ace escapes but as he is leaving the billionaire's home he realizes that the diamond he found in Snowflakes's tank belonged to an AFC Championship Ring won by the Miami Dolphins. Ace now has a list of suspects to track down. He investigates all of the men in the picture of the championship but finds nothing. Later a murder linked to the Dolphins occurs which Ace proves was not a suicide. Ace makes a break in the case when he finds another picture of the Dolphins from the year of the championship, this time including a mystery player, who it turns out was at fault for the Dolphins losing the SuperBowl that year (Finkle). Ace now has his prime suspect and drives off to Finkle's hometown to find him. He finds that Finkle went completely insane after the missed SuperBowl kick and was institutionalized but later escaped. Finkle's next target is revealed to be Dan Marino whom Finkle blames for the missed kick. Ace races back to Miami but not before Marino is kidnapped. Ace goes to police detective Einhorn to explain his theory and tell her that Finkle must also be the one behind the murder. With the help of his new girlfriend Ace goes to the mental hospital where Finkle was staying and finds evidence that makes him realize that there is a connection between Finkle and detective Einhorn. He later realizes that Einhorn is in fact Finkle who has undergone a sex change. On the morning of the SuperBowl Einhorn is holding Marino at a boathouse and tries to pin everything on Ace but again with his girlfriend's assistance Ace manages to make his case to the police and prove that Einhorn is guilty. Marino and Snowflake are both freed and able to return for the second half of the SuperBowl.
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Best part of story, including ending: I loved this movie because of Ace's zany and over the top persona.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Ace is at the mental hospital and needs to act the part to convince doctors that he belongs there.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked most about Ace was his over the top facial expressions.

The review of this Movie prepared by Andreina Mundarain a Level 2 American Robin scholar

In this comedy an eccentric pet detective has a job where he looks for lost pets. In his latest case the Florida Marlins mascot is kidnapped. He goes on the case and discovers that an ex-marlin football player may be behind the kidnapping. He then uses all his knowledge to crack the case before the cops do.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

In this movie, the Miami Dolphins' mascot goes missing. With the help of Dan Marino, Ace Ventura rescues the animal just in time for the Super Bowl. Ace's trademark "All righty, then!" is among the most famous movie lines of all time. Jim Carrey suits the character perfectly well, and he returns for a couple more sequels.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy

Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) a pet detective, is assigned to a case where the Miami dolphins mascott is missing, a dolphin. He finds that his boss, whom he thought was a woman, is really a man seeking revenge for the time when he missed the Superbowl final kick against Dan Marino.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin

Script Analysis of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   many animals (none in particular) Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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