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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 34. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

September 10, 2011

34. There’s Something About Mary [DVD] (1998)

Plot: Geeky high school kid Ted (Ben Stiller) was going to go to prom with popular high school girl Mary (Cameron Diaz), but due to an unusual accident it never happened.

Thirteen years later Ted realizes he’s still in love with Mary, and hires Healy (Matt Dillon) a private investigator to find her. Healy falls in love with Mary too and feeds Ted false information to keep him away from her. But despite all that, Ted soon finds himself back in Mary’s life.

Everyone’s talking about Mary… (tagline)

Also Starring: Lee EvansChris ElliottLin ShayeJeffrey TamborSarah SilvermanWillie Garson
Directed by: 
Bobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly
Written by: John J. StraussEd DecterBobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly
Length: 119 minutes
Budget: $23,000,000
Gross Revenue: $316,983,808 (worldwide)

Favorite Quote: Mary: Is that hair gel?

Review: This is one hilarious comedy.

And I guess you all have seen it and agree with me so instead of writing about how funny it is or how cute Cameron Diaz is or how the zipper scene is one of the funniest penis accidents ever in a movie and always makes me rewind and re-watch it over and over again;

I’d instead want to raise an important question. I’m doing it in bold caps too, just so you understand the importance.

HOW COME CHRIS ELLIOTT ISN’T A BIGGER STAR??

If you know, let me know. I think he’s hilarious and that question keeps me up at nights.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: The dialogue between Mary and Ted about how there aren’t enough meats on cones was originally written for an episode of Seinfeld that never aired. The Farrelly Brothers liked it and bought it for use in the movie.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 35. The Social Network (2010)

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  1. September 10, 2011 10:59

    A favourite movie of mine but I don’t recall Sarah Silverman who is a favourite comedian of mine in it so a good excuse to watch it again, not that I need an excuse to watch it again!

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