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
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Norm/Tuckers car is a, 1985 Chevrolet Chevette. See more »
When Ted has "it" caught in his zipper, the police officer is rolling back his unbuttoned, left sleeve. In the next shot the police officer unbuttons and rolls back his left sleeve again. See more »
When I was 16 years old, I fell in love.
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Closing dedication: This movie is dedicated to the memory of Ryan Mone, West Tisbury, Massachusetts See more »
An extended version which runs 10 minutes longer was released on DVD:
The credits start as clay animations which then blend into real people.
Ted talks with Woogie about his session with the psychiatrist. Ted thinks he is a loser. Woogie tries to lift Ted's spirits by telling him how lucky he was, when his brother got killed in an explosion so that his kidneys could save Ted's life.
Healy and his buddy Sully visit his apartment. When parking the car, the guy brags how easily it is to pick up women in Miami.
Healy admires Sully's apartment and gets to know Bill, the python.
Mary tells Magda she shouldn't drink alcohol that early in the morning cause she stinks like a distillery.
Sully who gets a phone call from Healy because of the borrowed car. Healy made Sully sniff cocaine.
Whilst helping a disabled man move, a reporter meets him halfway up the steps to tell him that he parked his car in the handicapped area.
At the architecture exhibition Tucker asks Healey for his business card.
In front of Marys house, Healy asks if he may touch her breasts.
Sully is shown sniffing coke.
Sully is shown lying on a couch. There are some shots of his dog and Bill, the python, which he hasn't fed in ages.
Mary admits to Magda that when it came to Healey, she had trusted her head and not her instincts.
After Healy exposes Tucker, the orderer of the pizza appears. Tucker throws the pizza after him.
The barkeeper in the strip-club knows Tucker has no money and threatens to throw him out.
The fight Puffy vs. Ted is longer.
At Sully's apartment Ted and Healy see Bill, the python. Healy assumes that Bill ate the dog. We learn that neither Healy nor Tucker sent the letter to Mary. Then suddenly Sully's dog comes and Healy realizes that Sully was eaten by Bill.
I don`t like comedies but I do enjoy much of the Farrelly Brothers stuff and THERE`S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY is their greatest achievment which is probably down to their casting . Ben Stiller is perfect as Ted while Matt Dillon is absolutely outstanding as sleazy ( And boy do I mean sleazy ) private investigator Pat Healy . My only criticism is of Cameron Diaz who`s slightly bland , but she is attractive and that`s all that matters
I suppose how funny you`ll find this film is down to your own subjective opinion of what should or shouldn`t be made fun of . I`ll be honest and say that jokes featuring stalking , serial killers , semen , spiking doggie snacks with drugs and learning difficulties are all fair game ,and perhaps I`m being too honest in saying I laughed out loud at these serious subjects being made fun of ?
Sorry if this review has been very short but I find it difficult to write hundreds of words about a film I love
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