There’s Something About Mary – 1998 – English
Film directed in 1998 by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, and starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliott, Lee Evans, Lin Shaye, W. Earl Brown, Keith David, Markie Post, Brett Favre, Harland Williams, Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Jenkins, Sarah Silverman, Jonathan Richman…
Synopsis: Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary’s life, as we watch one funny scene after another.
Review: I don`t like comedies but I do enjoy much of the Farrelly Brothers stuff and There’s Something About Mary is their greatest achievment which is probably down to their casting . Ben Stiller is perfect as Ted while Matt Dillon is absolutely outstanding as sleazy ( And boy do I mean sleazy ) private investigator Pat Healy . My only criticism is of Cameron Diaz who`s slightly bland , but she is attractive and that`s all that matters
I suppose how funny you`ll find this film is down to your own subjective opinion of what should or shouldn`t be made fun of . I`ll be honest and say that jokes featuring stalking , serial killers , semen , spiking doggie snacks with drugs and learning difficulties are all fair game ,and perhaps I`m being too honest in saying I laughed out loud at these serious subjects being made fun of ?
Sorry if this review has been very short but I find it difficult to write hundreds of words about a film I love