There's Something About Mary

( 16 )

Overview

The Farrelly Brothers set this romantic comedy in their home state of Rhode Island. In 1985, when teen-nerd Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) challenges a high-schooler who's bullying retarded Warren Jenson (W. Earl Brown), his concern prompts Warren's sister, the dazzling and desirable Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) to choose Ted as her senior prom date, a fact Ted's pals find hard to believe. However, on prom night, Ted gets his penis caught in his zipper, so the much-desired date never happens. Living in Providence and...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$6.35
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$6.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (17) from $2.00   
  • New (11) from $3.49   
  • Used (6) from $2.00   

Overview

The Farrelly Brothers set this romantic comedy in their home state of Rhode Island. In 1985, when teen-nerd Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) challenges a high-schooler who's bullying retarded Warren Jenson (W. Earl Brown), his concern prompts Warren's sister, the dazzling and desirable Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) to choose Ted as her senior prom date, a fact Ted's pals find hard to believe. However, on prom night, Ted gets his penis caught in his zipper, so the much-desired date never happens. Living in Providence and waxing nostalgic 13 years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to locate Mary, and the creepy private investigator finds her in Miami, where she lives with her tan-shriveled roommate Magda (Lin Shaye). After Pat develops a stalker-style fixation on the lovely, unattached Mary, he lies to Ted, telling him that she's now an overweight mother confined to a wheelchair. Employing professional eavesdropping equipment, Pat gathers a dossier on Mary's life and future plans, information that forms the basis for more lies when Pat begins dating her. Sure enough, Mary falls for Pat, although her friend Tucker (Lee Evans) is very suspicious of Pat's claim to be a Harvard-educated architect. Meanwhile, Ted learns the truth but continues to encounter offbeat obstacles as he accelerates to Miami in hopes of finding happiness with his true love. Former Modern Lovers singer Jonathan Richman vocalizes a narrative ballad of onscreen commentary in the Cat Ballou (1965) tradition. Most of the cast sings and frolics to "Build Me Up, Buttercup" during the closing credits.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Includes original theatrical version and extended version with 15 minutes of restored footage; Directors' audio commentary by the Farrelly Brothers; Writers' audio commentary by Ed Decter and John J. Strauss; Alternate opening (clay-animated title sequence)
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Some movies make you smile, some make you laugh, and some make you laugh so hard you spill Milk Duds all over your date. The Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary falls solidly in the latter category. Few films have violated so many taboos and been so successful in their quest for laughs. While scatological and intermittently offensive, There's Something About Mary redeems itself by being both legitimately funny and surprisingly sweet. With a couple of notable exceptions -- the "handicapped" Tucker's flailing becomes gratuitous -- this is a movie with real heart. Amidst the I-can't-believe-they-did-that shocks, you find yourself rooting for Ben Stiller's Ted and Cameron Diaz's Mary to end up together -- they're the most honest, caring people in the film. There's Something About Mary also merits attention for its less-controversial laughs, such as the amusingly absurd musical narrative provided by Jonathan Richman, or Bret Favre's hilarious surprise cameo. Not all the jokes are precisely on-target, but with so many that are, Mary's transgressions are easily forgotten. To say it's not for prudish tastes is a grave understatement. But There's Something About Mary is truly an excellent comedy, one that proves the considerable latitude afforded filmmakers in the permissive late 1990s resulted in more than just an inordinate amount of fart jokes.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • UPC: 024543168676
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,244

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Ted Stroehmann
Cameron Diaz Mary Jenson
Matt Dillon Pat Healy
Lee Evans Tucker
Chris Elliott Dom
Lin Shaye Magda
Jeffrey Tambor Sully
Markie Post Mary's Mom
Keith David Mary's Stepfather
W. Earl Brown Warren
Jonathan Richman Jonathan
Brett Favre Himself
Willie Garson Bob
Harland Williams Hitchhiker
Danny Murphy Boss' Brother
John-Eliot Jordan Buttercup Singer
Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Frank Beddor Producer
Mark Charpentier Associate Producer
Edward Decter Original Story, Screenwriter
Marc S. Fischer Co-producer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Patrick Healy Associate Producer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Jonathan Richman Score Composer
James B. Rogers Asst. Director, Co-producer
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Steinberg Producer
John J. Strauss Original Story, Screenwriter
Bradley Thomas Producer
Arlan Jay Vetter Art Director
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Tom Wolfe Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Her Name Was Mary...
3. Prom Night
4. Franks and Beans
5. 13 Years Later
6. A Hell of a Bloodhound
7. All About Mary
8. White Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect From Nepal
11. She's Still a Fox!
12. The Puffy Problem
13. Tucker
14. The Hitchhiker
15. The Carolina Cops
16. The Real Healy
17. Ted From Rhode Island
18. The Psycho Killer
19. Cleaning the Pipes
20. The Name's Norm...
21. A Date With Mary
22. Benji on Speed
23. A Good Team
24. An Anonymous Letter
25. Woogie?
26. We're All in Love With Mary
27. The Old Boyfriend
28. A 'Niners Fan
29. That's My Girl...
30. End Titles (Build Me Up Buttercup)
1. Main Titles
2. Her Name Was Mary...
3. Prom Night
4. Franks and Beans
5. 13 Years Later
6. A Hell of a Bloodhound
7. All About Mary
8. White Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect From Nepal
11. She's Still a Fox!
12. The Puffy Problem
13. Tucker
14. The Hitchhiker
15. The Carolina Cops
16. The Real Healy
17. Ted From Rhode Island
18. The Psycho Killer
19. Cleaning the Pipes
20. The Name's Norm...
21. A Date With Mary
22. Benji on Speed
23. A Good Team
24. An Anonymous Letter
25. Woogie?
26. We're All in Love With Mary
27. The Old Boyfriend
28. A 'Niners Fan
29. That's My Girl...
30. End Titles (Build Me Up Buttercup)
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Theatrical Version
      Play Theatrical Version
      Language Selection
         Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         Audio: French Dolby Surround
         Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
      Scene Selection
      Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
      Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
      With Directors' Bonus Commentary: About
      Writers' Commentary With Ed Decter & John J. Strauss: On
      Writers' Commentary With Ed Decter & John J. Strauss: Off
      Clay-Animated Titles: About
         Play Alternate Clay-Animated Titles: On
         Play Alternate Clay-Animated Titles: Off
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
   Extended Version
      Play Extended Version
      Language Selection
         Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         Audio: French Dolby Surround
         Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
      Scene Selection
      Extended Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
      Extended Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
      With Directors' Bonus Commentary: About
      Clay-Animated Titles: About
         Play Alternate Clay-Animated Titles: On
         Play Alternate Clay-Animated Titles: Off
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 16 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    There's Something About Mary

    There's Something About Mary, a Farrelly Bothers film, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon is the hilarious tale of a high school nerd who years later looks up the nice girl who almost was his date to the prom until a disastrous bathroom accident involving a zipper and "Beans & Franks," sends him to the ER instead. The next week Mary moved away and Ted never saw or heard from her again. Ted never forgets her and always wondered if they had a chance of being together. He somehow finds her and attempts to rekindle a friendship but without seeming like an obsessed stocker. The film is full of raunchy jokes and big laughs. This is one of my favorite comedies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    oh my god so hilarous!

    this movie is so very funny i laugh at it when i watch it even the part when the guy tells the girl that he works with retards oh my god LoL Now thats funny and the dog puffy catching on fire oh and the zipper scence this movie is great!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 23, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    First, let it be said that I love to laugh and this is one of th

    First, let it be said that I love to laugh and this is one of those movies I have watched a few times through the years and always cracks me up! Often so absurd darn near makes me cry!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny

    hillarious movie you must see it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay

    The Movie was funny and the acting was okay. I loved Ben stiller, but i am not a big fan of cameron. This movie would have been better if the casting of Mary was Differnt, but still overall was a entertaining move

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny and Sweet

    extremely funny and entertaining romantic comedy about a missed opportunity. Repeated viewings are very rewarding. Having seen many John Waters films many many years ago, this movie did not seem raunchy at all, but it did maintain a high level of fun.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews