Thursday, May 19, 2016

932. There's Something About Mary

There's Something About Mary
Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly

This is not the type of movie that I find to be funny.  I don't mean to sound like a snob when I say that, and if you enjoyed it, I'm glad.  I wish I had, as I could have used something hilarious after the gloom that was Happiness.  Alas, the Farrelly brothers are incapable of making me laugh.  Maybe I should be one of the Buckingham Palace guards.

In 1985, Ted, a total geek, somehow got Mary, a beautiful popular girl to go to prom with him.  Unfortunately, on the day of the prom, Ted has a zipper...incident and has to go to the hospital.  Thirteen years later, Ted is still carrying a torch for Mary and hires Pat Healy, a slimy private investigator to find her.  He falls for Mary himself and feeds Ted false information about her so he will lose interest.   Hilarity ensues.  Or, at least, tries to.

Okay, so like I said, I didn't find this funny and really, if you don't enjoy the visual gags, there is really not much else to appreciate.  As previously stated in one of my many rants related to Vanilla Sky, Cameron Diaz really gets on my nerves.

I should probably stop here, as a my services as a wet blanket might be needed somewhere else.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz were dating during the filming.

Jon Stewart auditioned for the part of Ted.


  1. I will join you in being a wet blanket. I hated this movie!I thought it was lacking in everything entertaining.

  2. I wouldn't go as far as 'hate', I was never tempted to throw anything at the screen, and even gave a faint smile..ohh.. maybe once... but, no, not really my thing .. Well, I am over 17, so find the humour a little .. puerile.. Count this as an agree.

  3. .. And a big Thank you .. for getting the 'Recent Comments' column back. I missed it, wondering what older films TS etc had caught up with ..

  4. I was tempted to throw something any time the dog was on screen.

  5. This isn't typically my style of film, but I enjoyed it enough

  6. That seems to be the common opinion. I wish it was mine.

  7. Not a common girl, obviously