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There's Something About Mary (1998)

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A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

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Joanie
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Boss' Brother (as Dan Murphy)
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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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Love is in the hair. See more »

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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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There's Something More About Mary  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,740,644 (USA) (17 July 1998)

Gross:

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

There is an entire sub-plot cut from the original release involving Healey's friend, Sulley, where he is a Policeman and recovering drug addict/alcoholic. He has been clean for 19 months, however, after being re-aquainted with Healey he returns to drugs and is eventually eaten by his own pet python. This sub-plot is reinserted into the Extended Cut. See more »

Goofs

When Ted is helping the old man in the wheelchair carry furniture into his house, the old man drives away in the wheelchair. While driving away, he gets caught on a little tricycle and pulls it along with him. When it shows Ted from the front view going up the steps, the tricycle is sitting where it started. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Spin City: There's Something About Heidi (1998) See more »

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There's Something About Mary
Written by Jonathan Richman
Performed by Jonathan Richman
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One of those comedies where you groan or cringe as much as you laugh. But such laughs!!
9 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's Something About Mary (1998)

A goofy, mixed bag of a film, but with a few gut-ripping hilarious scenes that you can't miss. You have to like silly stuff. You have to put up with some padding here and there (I don't recommend the longer version unless you are already love the movie). And you have to turn a blind eye to political correctness (it has none, though not like Borat, which feeds off it, more just incidentally).

Ben Stiller is great in his own way, lovable and dull at the same time, which is the idea. The other supporting male actors are comic regulars, and not my favorites, but they do what this kind of movie needs them to do. Even Bret Favre is as stiff on camera and as beefy as a quarterback is supposed to be.

But there is, naturally, something about Cameron Diaz, that clicks with audiences--her cute, perky charm, most of all. That fact that all these guys like her for her looks is not the most enlightened approach to love, is it? But then, this isn't a high brow movie, or one with scruples in particular. It's a pretty clumsy movie, in many ways, just a series of gags that sometimes are just too funny for words. "Sometimes" being more often than a lot of other comedies.


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