There's Something About Mary [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]
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There's Something About Mary is one of the funniest movies in years, recalling the days of the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker movies, in which (often tasteless) gags were piled on at a fierce rate. The difference is that cowriters and codirectors Bobby and Peter Farrelly have also crafted a credible story line and even tossed in some genuine emotional content.
The Farrelly brothers' first two movies, Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin, had some moments of uproarious raunch, but were uneven. With Mary, they've created a consistently hilarious romantic comedy, made all the funnier by the fact that you know that they know that some of their gags go way over the line.
Cameron Diaz stars as Mary, every guy's ideal. Ben Stiller plays a high-school suitor still hung up on Mary years later; the obstacles standing between him and her include a number of psychotic suitors, a miserable little pooch, and, oh yeah, a murder charge.
The Farrellys' admittedly simplistic camera work, which adapts easily to a TV screen, and the fact that you'll likely laugh yourself so silly over certain scenes you'll want to replay them to see what you were missing while you were busy convulsing, make this a perfect video movie. --David Kronke --This text refers to the DVD edition.
This special edition contains never-before-seen footage and a karaoke music video. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It also helps that Cameron Diaz is pretty much every man's dream - beautiful, low maintenance and willing to date nerds. Ker-ching!
Stiller is fabulous as usual, gamely getting humiliated movie after movie, but I think this movie was his zenith, the peak of his powers and so-on. he brings a smile to our faces, and at least once, tears to our eyes.
The supporting cast is also used effectively, with Lee Evans and Matt Damon in particular standing out.
The Farrelly brothers are the kings of skating the thin line between good and bad taste, funny and irritating. Here they come down solidly on the side of solid gold entertainment, although it appears many people here beg to differ as to which side of the line that is!
I think I'll go hit that 101st viewing now...
This movie is a celebration of in-your-face sight gags: a johnson caught in a zipper, a petrified dog revived by an electric jolt, a dash of "all natural" hair gel. The visual comedy assaults you, wave after wave, and never lets up. It's comedy you would expect to find in the third stall of the locker room, comedy so off-the-wall and immature you can't believe the sound of your own laughter.
Matt Dillon surprised me; this actor can flat out play a humorous role. Cameron Diaz is perfect as Mary, the title character, while Ben Stiller is just. . .Ben Stiller. While THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY doesn't break new comedic ground, it darn sure enhances the genre. Granted, some of the stuff was lame, but I'm game.
Ben Stiller is shown as a braces-wearing, zitt-laden teenager who is enamored w/ Cameron Diaz. The Herman Munster haircut alone is enough to make you chuckle. Several weird and wacky circumstances revolve around Stiller's longing for the girl he missed going to Prom with and other characters who are equally obsessed with her.
She's a naive intellectual who is oblivious to the obsurdity surrounding her. Lots of physical humor, but a lot on an intellectual level. This comedy appeals both to those who just like silly and stupid laughter and those who require a pinch of brain power to enjoy a movie. The out-takes and commentaries by the talented Farrelly brothers makes the DVD the obvious choice over VHS. There are a few scenes you'll want to watch over and over again because they are beyond slapstick funny, but I can't picture myself sitting through this beginning to end more than once... after you've seen the jokes and have been taken off-guard by the unconventional scenes, you've seen it... if ya know what I mean, Vern.
If you haven't seen it, AFI recently put this on their list of the 100 most funny films of the 20th century... not sure how they did that, since the 20th century won't be over until January 1, 2001, but I guess films made this year will have to hold out until 2100! It is hilarious, and unless sick physical humor disagrees with you, you should enjoy it.
This film is NOT for kids... period.
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This is just such a great, funny movie. Delightful, silly and makes you laugh just as hard as you did the first time you watched and continues to make you laugh every time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Frieda Casey
great movie old but really great funny great cast cheap price fast shipping great for my sons comedy collectionPublished 15 months ago by vicky
Great movie if you are a fan of Cameron Diaz and funny. I really enjoyed watching this movie and would watch it again.Published 20 months ago by Huguette Cox
Had to have this one in my CD collection. I've seen it more than 4 times, just gets funnier each time.Published on Jan. 9 2013 by susan davy
In some parts it is a slapstick funny commedy. There are a few things in the movie that I thought were sick, not funny. Read morePublished on July 2 2012 by Eek
This funny, slapstick movie from the Farelly brothers has Ben Stiller hunting down a long lost High School love, with the usual crude gags and sharp turns along the way. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliot, Lee Evans and Cameron Diaz are great in this hillarious comedy with lots of great scenes and interesting plots that lead to a series of... Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by Hadi Jones