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There's Something About Mary (1998)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 July 1998 (USA)
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A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

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Detective Krevoy (as Richard M. Tyson)
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Storyline

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. Written by Justin Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong comic sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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15 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,200,000 (Non-US) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

$176,483,808 (USA) (19 March 1999)
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Trivia

In the scene where Pat Healy (Matt Dillion) says to Mary, "I just wish they made movies like they used to make. You know, classics like the Karate Kid." Matt Dillion starred with Ralph Macchio who played the protagonist of The Karate Kid in the 1984 film 'The Outsiders.' See more »

Goofs

When Norm and Healy are talking at the bar in the strip club you see a stripper place an ashtray between Norm and Healy. The camera turns toward the bartender than when the camera is back on Norm and Healy now a Tabasco sauce bottle in right in front of the ashtray (previously not there). See more »

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[first lines]
Ted: [voice over] When I was 16 years old, I fell in love.
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A montage of scenes from the film as well as outtakes involving the cast lip-syncing to The Foundations' song "Build Me Up Buttercup" runs during the end credits. See more »

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Talking To Herself
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Goofy, low brow humour- but it has something...
19 November 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

In the past I have not been a great fan of the Farrelly brothers films, however this film is an exception. The dog scenes were probably the funniest personally, but there were heaps of other scenes that are well worth a mention. Cameron Diaz was fantastic as Mary, the girl everyone is after and Ben Stiller was excellent. Matt Dillon was way too over the top- I know his role somewhat warranted it- but did he have to be so excessive? He seemed so irritating. There is no doubt that the humour in this film is of the lowest possible calibre, but it really works- think Dumb & Dumber, but only quite good. Despite all the comic situations in the film, there is still something undeniably sweet in the centre of the story, I think thats what made it work. Its certainly not top class entertainment, but its highly recommended for when you are in a stupid mood and need a good laugh.


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