Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Dumb '90s comedy full of gross-out humor, profanity, sex.

PG-13 1994 87 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 80 reviews

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age 18+

Transphobia hasn't aged well

So, both my husband and I kinda forgot that transphobia was a major plotpoint in this movie, until we were already three quarters of the way through. Thankfully, kids in 2017 seemed more confused then entertained by the idea that trans people are gross.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Transphobic movie

I watched this movie as a kid and, sadly, it has not aged well at all. The biggest punchline in the movie is a major jab at trans people. I don’t think this is even one you can talk around with your kids - it’s just outright offensive and does not send a good message of understanding, inclusion or compassion. I honestly don’t think it’s worth anyone’s time.

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