There’s Something About Mary

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998Twentieth Century Fox.  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.  

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.

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