• There's Something About Mary (1998)

There's Something About Mary

Release Date: July 15th, 1998

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 1999

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Ted's (Ben Stiller) dream prom date with Mary (Cameron Diaz) never happens due to an embarrassing injury at her home. Years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track down Mary so he can reconnect with her. Pat lies to Ted about Mary and he finds out everything he can about her to trick her into dating him. Ted travels to meet Mary and has to weave through the web of lies that Pat and Mary's friend Tucker (Lee Evans) have woven to try and win her over.

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott, Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Tambor, Markie Post

Director: Bobby Farrelly , Peter Farrelly

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Hilarious, Engaging, 1990s, 1980s, Pursuit, Love, Love triangle, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    The day after seeing it, you're less likely to fixate on the flaws than to find yourself experiencing chuckle aftershocks as you recall the most outrageous gags. In these days of mostly forgettable comedies, that sensation has become all too rare. [15 July 1998]

  • 88
    New York Daily News

    A shocking and hilarious triumph.

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    In the person of Cameron Diaz, Mary is an island of sanity, good-natured humanity and genuine sweetness in an ocean of anarchy. Without her presence, There's Something About Mary would be merely sophomoric and tasteless. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical