There’s Something About Mary

Year: 1998
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Peter Farrelly/Bobby Farrelly
Writer: Peter Farrelly/Bobby Farrelly/Ed Decter/John J Strauss
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Keith David, Sarah Silverman

After the Farrelly's first few hits like Kingpin and Dumb and Dumber, they struck comic gold with this smash, which came from out of left field and cleaned up the field much like The Hangover would over years later.

But I'm in a very small minority of one (so far) of people who found it completely free of laughs. Yes the semen in the hair is funny and yes the penis stuck in the fly will make you wince, but I sat watching it waiting for the side splitting guffaws everyone from fans to the movie press had told me to expect.

When a nerdy high school kid (Stiller) blows his prom date with the most beautiful girl in school, Mary (Diaz) because of the infamous zipper incident, he figures it's the last he'll ever see of her.

Years later and the nerd's still in love with the beautiful girl, both of them with a lot less hair and crossing paths again. He engages a slimy private investigator (Dillon) who realises he's in love with Mary as well, so he tries to throw his employer off the scent so he can try to woo the girl everybody wants for himself.

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