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There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 1h 59min | 7/10 | #Comedy #Romance

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

"There's Something About Mary" revolves around Ted's quest to reconnect with his high school crush, Mary, whom he hasn't seen since a disastrous prom night. His journey takes a complicated turn when the sleazy detective he hires becomes infatuated with Mary as well. As Ted tries to win Mary's heart, he encounters a series of bizarre and humiliating obstacles, including a notorious zipper incident and a misunderstood encounter with Mary's dog. The film cleverly navigates through misunderstandings, deceit, and genuine affection, culminating in a heartfelt, albeit unconventional, quest for love.


STAFF REVIEW:

The Farrelly Brothers' "There's Something About Mary" stands out for its audacious humor and heartfelt storytelling. Cameron Diaz delivers a star-making performance, embodying the charm and allure of Mary with ease. Ben Stiller's portrayal of the lovable yet luckless Ted is both hilarious and sympathetic, driving the film's comedic and emotional beats. The movie's willingness to embrace risqué jokes and physical comedy set a new standard for the genre, making it a seminal work in romantic comedy. Its success lies in its ability to balance crude humor with a sweet-natured love story, proving that comedy can be both outrageous and endearing.


CREDITS:

Director:

- Bobby Farrelly

- Peter Farrelly

Written by:

- Ed Decter

- John J. Strauss

- Peter Farrelly

- Bobby Farrelly

Starring:

- Cameron Diaz as Mary

- Ben Stiller as Ted

- Matt Dillon as Healy

- Chris Elliott as Dom

Produced by:

- Frank Beddor

- Michael Steinberg

- Bradley Thomas

- Charles B. Wessler

Production Company(s):

- 20th Century Fox

Cinematography: Mark Irwin

Edited by:

- Christopher Greenbury

Music by: Jonathan Richman

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Release date: July 15, 1998

Run Time: 1h 59min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $23 million

Box office: $369 million


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