There's Something About Mary
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There's Something About Mary
The Farrelly Brothers set this romantic comedy in their home state of Rhode Island. In 1985, when teen-nerd Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) challenges a high-schooler who's bullying retarded Warren Jenson (W. Earl Brown), his concern prompts Warren's sister, the dazzling and desirable Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) to choose Ted as her senior prom date, a fact Ted's pals find hard to believe. However, on prom night, Ted gets his penis caught in his zipper, so the much-desired date never happens. Living in Providence and waxing nostalgic 13 years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If the sight of a large chunk of a man's private parts caught in the teeth of a zipper is funny -- and I'm not saying it isn't -- then have I got a movie for you."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Crudely made, somewhat overlong and larded with plenty of things that don't work, pic stands as proof positive that a comedy can be far from perfect and still hit the bull's-eye if it delivers when it counts in its big scenes."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Farrelly bros' classic is full of gross-out laughs."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"A romantic gross-out comedy: What a concept!"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It was the raunchy comedy that raked in the headlines and had audiences shaking their heads in offended laughter, then coming back the weekend after, dragging in friends by their arms."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"This one is dumbest. And funniest, as if that matters even a little bit!"
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Despite my earlier reservations about Bobby and Peter Farrelly, they're progressively winning me over, partly because they keep getting better."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The movie managed to walk a line between raunchy, gross-out comedy and a romantic comedy."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Puerile, politically incorrect, rib-achingly funny and strangely insightful."
‑ , Film4
"Everyone falls for Mary -- why wouldn't they? -- and no one is spared from the Farrellys' razor sharp raunch."
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
"Wrackingly funny."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Remarkable for all the sick and politically incorrect sight gags it gets away with in its rule-breaking romp through the supposedly sacred laws of what makes people laugh, and what doesn't."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Gauche, garish, and gross, a prime example of the coarsening of our culture and of the art of comedy in film. It's also pretty darn funny. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"...Dillon's Pat, in an effort to win Mary's affections, poorly attempts to ape her compassion for the handicapped by referring to them as "retards" and "goofy bastards..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of the weirdest romantic comedies around, combining scatalogical and no-taste humor with naivete and sweetness."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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