There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary (1998)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 15, 1998
DVD Release Date: August 3, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's Something About Mary proves that unrelentingly, unabashedly peurile humor doesn't necessarily come at the expense of a film's heart.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Todd McCarthy

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.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Farrelly bros' classic is full of gross-out laughs.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

This one is dumbest. And funniest, as if that matters even a little bit!

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Despite my earlier reservations about Bobby and Peter Farrelly, they're progressively winning me over, partly because they keep getting better.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The movie managed to walk a line between raunchy, gross-out comedy and a romantic comedy.

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David Edelstein

Losers competing against one another (and even bigger losers) for a dishy woman: That's the setup for [the Farrellys'] wrackingly funny new farce There's Something About Mary, maybe the ultimate nerd masochistic fantasy.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Lucas Martins
The best movie by the Farrelly Brothers.
Dead Angel
It was not hilarious. Especially the scene in the Bathroom (two scenes actually actually where Ben Stiller was...). Sure Cameron is hot, but the way every guy… More
Eugene Bernabe
The Farrelly Bros. make a fun comedy-filled flick that presents the best in both Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz. Though it suffers minor bumps it is still filled… More
Alex roy
This was made back when The Farrelly Brothers were actually funny. Aside from Dumb and Dumber, There's Something Mary is quite possibly their most famous… More