There's Something About MaryDirector: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
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" by The Foundations during the closing credits.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- 20th Century Fox
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Cast & Crew
|Ben Stiller||Ted Stroehmann|
|Cameron Diaz||Mary Jenson|
|Matt Dillon||Pat Healy|
|Markie Post||Mary's Mom|
|Keith David||Mary's Stepfather|
|W. Earl Brown||Warren|
|Danny Murphy||Boss' Brother|
|John-Eliot Jordan||Buttercup Singer|
|Bobby Farrelly||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Peter Farrelly||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Mark Charpentier||Associate Producer|
|Edward Decter||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Marc S. Fischer||Co-producer|
|Patrick Healy||Associate Producer|
|Jonathan Richman||Score Composer|
|James B. Rogers||Asst. Director,Co-producer|
|Jonathan "Earl" Stein||Sound/Sound Designer|
|John J. Strauss||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Arlan Jay Vetter||Art Director|
|Happy Walters||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Charles B. Wessler||Producer|
|Tom Wolfe||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Mary Zophres||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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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!!!!
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.
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!
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.
hillarious movie you must see it
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