My Old Addiction

There’s Something About Mary


(out of 5)

A cut above all other films in the gross-out comedy genre, and a sight better than anything else the Farrelly brothers have done before or since is this sweet, daringly funny romance. A whiny nebbish (Ben Stiller) looks up an old high-school flame (Cameron Diaz) and finds himself falling in love with her all over again, but now he has to contend with the crafy private investigator (Matt Dillon) whom he hired to find the lady, who is himself enamored of her. At the heart of this story is a winningly charismatic, charmingly natural performance by Diaz.  It’s not for all tastes (it might a bit too gross for some), but it’s a crowd-pleaser all the same. Colourful photography of Florida locales is a real plus.

Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1998

Directed by ,

Story by , , Screenplay by Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards:  1998



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