MOVIE REVIEW: “There’s Something About Mary” stars Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Tropic Thunder), Cameron Diaz (Shrek, Knight and Day), Matt Dillon (Crash, The Outsiders), Lee Evans (The Fifth Element, Mouse Hunt), Chris Elliot (Everybody Loves Raymond, Groundhog Day), Lin Shaye (Insidious, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jeffrey Tambor (The Hangover, Tangled), and W. Earl Brown (Scream, Wild).It is directed by the Farrelly brothers (Dumb and Dumber, The Three Stooges ). It is about a guy named Ted (Stiller) who tries to reconnect with a high school crush, Mary (Diaz), thirteen years after last seeing her at her house as he was being taken away by an ambulance because of his “franks and beans” being caught in his zipper. He has tried looking her up to no avail and gets advice from his pal Dom (Elliot) to enlist a private detective named Pat Healy (Dillon) to track her down and report to him how she is doing. Unfortunately, Pat falls in love with Mary after spying on her and lies to Ted about her, telling him that she is ugly, so that he can come into her life and be with her. Once Ted finds out, it all goes into a wild journey of them trying to win her affection.
Ever since I saw “Dumb and Dumber”, I have respected the Farrelly brothers and their work. Since that movie, the other films of theirs that I have seen are “Dumb and Dumber To”, “Osmosis Jones”, “The Three Stooges”, and “Fever Pitch”. These are all really good to classic movies. When it comes to this movie, I don’t know what to even think anymore. The plot is simple, but yet stupid. Of course, most of their other movies are stupid, but this one has scenes that just make no sense whatsoever. I laughed though, because this is a hilarious movie. The Farrelly brothers always know how to make you laugh. The performance was done well, with many actors that I know and enjoy watching on-screen. When it comes to “visual effects”, those are what I wish I haven’t seen. This movie will make you want to vomit at certain points throughout the film. Even though the props aren’t professional, they can definitely fool you, and make you ill. It adds laughter, but it just makes me sick (I am laughing as I write this). There are quite a bit of cons that come with this. The big con with this is how random it is, and makes no sense in places. The ending most definitely confused me. The last con would be how gross it is, like I’ve stated before. Overall, this movie falls short to what the Farrellys usually come up with. It serves as a fun adventure and gives you plenty of laughs, but in the end, it’s a story that doesn’t make much sense. Although it may be memorable and get juicy, this is not the Farrellys finest achievement. FINAL SCORE: 75%= Juicy Popcorn
Here is the trailer: