There's Something about Mary Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for There's Something about Mary the Movie

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3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Outrageously funny comedy that only veers from the gutter when it feels like taking a dip in the sewer. Set in 1985, the prologue introduces us to geeky Ted (Stiller), who gets a prom date with class knockout Mary (Diaz) after sticking up for her retarded brother Warren (Brown). The big date is not to be, however, for a vicious tuxedo zipper to the privates incapacitate Ted. Thirteen years later, Ted is still depressed over the incident, and still carries a torch for Mary. He hires Pat (Dillon), an oily detective with enormous choppers, to find her. Unfortunately for Ted, Pat is instantly smitten with Mary and lies. Ted learns the truth and heads to Miami to find her himself. Merely looking at the plot does not do justice to this lowbrow masterpiece.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Romantic Triangles, Dream Girls, Private Eyes, Miami, King of Beasts (Dogs), Top Grossing Films of 1998, Flashback, Golf, Men in Prison, Mental Retardation, Obsessive Love, Paramedics, Physical Problems, Serial Killers, Thumbs Up
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Edward Decter, John J. Strauss
Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Cameron Diaz, Chris Elliott, Lee Evans, Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Tambor, Markie Post, Keith David, Jonathan Richman, W. Earl Brown, Khandi Alexander, Richard Tyson, Rob Moran, Lenny Clarke, Zen Gesner, Harland Williams, Richard Jenkins
Mark Irwin
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Jonathan Richman
Brett Favre
Michael Steinberg, Charles B. Wessler, Bradley Thomas, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, 20th Century-Fox


MTV Movie Awards 1999: Film, Female Perf. (Diaz), Villain (Dillon), Fight; N.Y. Film Critics 1998: Actress (Diaz).

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