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There's Something About Mary

Published August 25, 2019

There's Something About Mary

Film info

  • Title There's Something About Mary
  • Directors Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Year 1998
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Love is in the hair

Ted (Ben Stiller) is still in love with his high school prom date, Mary (Cameron Diaz), even though it's been years after the humiliating incident that cut their date short. Ted hires Pat, a private detective (Matt Dillon) to track her down, but Pat ends up falling in love with her too! And so begins the hilarious battle for Mary's heart!

Live blog

TimeComment
1:56Fun credits. Is it even possible to drum in a tree?
6:29“I couldn’t believe it, she knew my name. Some of my best friends didn’t know my name.”
10:45That’s not funny, stepfather. Prom is stressful enough, from the looks of it.
19:03That was all too stressful.

Thoughts

I’ve seen this once or twice before when I was younger, and I vaguely remembered it being one of those movies that is full of cringeworthy moments. They’re not really our thing anymore. But we got it in a bundle of movies and thought it was worth a shot.

It wasn’t. Just not funny. Twenty minute rule very much in effect.

Rating: Unrated

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