Cover image for There's something about Mary
Title:
There's something about Mary
Author:
Beddor, Frank.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2003]

©1998
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In 1985, teen-nerd Ted challenges a high-schooler who's bullying retarded Warren. His concern prompts Warren's sister, the dazzling and desirable Mary to choose Ted as her senior prom date, but the date never happens. 13 years later Ted hires Pat to locate Mary, and the private investigator finds her in Miami. Pat claims to be a Harvard-educated architect and Mary falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Ted learns the truth but continues to encounter offbeat obstacles as he accelerates to Miami in hopes of finding happiness with his true love.
General Note:
Collector's ed. ; Widescreen version (1.85:1)

Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.

Special features: includes extended version with 19 additional minutes of extended scenes; 2 full-length audio commentaries; bonus scene-specific commentary by the Farrelly Brothers; 50-minute behind-the-scenes diary; AMC Backstory and Comedy Central Reel Comedy episodes; "Best Fight" award footage (Ben Stiller and Puffy the Dog); "Exposing Themselves" cast interviwes (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, and Chris Elliott); "A Conversation with Warren" featurette; "Behind the Zipper" featurette; "Puffy, Boobs and Balls" featurette; "Buttercup" karaoke video; outtakes; theatrical trailer; TV spots.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong comic sexual content and language.
UPC:
024543063056
Format :
DVD

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The Farrelly Brothers set this romantic comedy in their home state of Rhode Island. In 1985, when teen-nerd Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) challenges a high-schooler who's bullying retarded Warren Jenson (W. Earl Brown), his concern prompts Warren's sister, the dazzling and desirable Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) to choose Ted as her senior prom date, a fact Ted's pals find hard to believe. However, on prom night, Ted gets his penis caught in his zipper, so the much-desired date never happens. Living in Providence and waxing nostalgic 13 years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to locate Mary, and the creepy private investigator finds her in Miami, where she lives with her tan-shriveled roommate Magda (Lin Shaye). After Pat develops a stalker-style fixation on the lovely, unattached Mary, he lies to Ted, telling him that she's now an overweight mother confined to a wheelchair. Employing professional eavesdropping equipment, Pat gathers a dossier on Mary's life and future plans, information that forms the basis for more lies when Pat begins dating her. Sure enough, Mary falls for Pat, although her friend Tucker (Lee Evans) is very suspicious of Pat's claim to be a Harvard-educated architect. Meanwhile, Ted learns the truth but continues to encounter offbeat obstacles as he accelerates to Miami in hopes of finding happiness with his true love. Former Modern Lovers singer Jonathan Richman vocalizes a narrative ballad of onscreen commentary in the Cat Ballou (1965) tradition. Most of the cast sings and frolics to Build Me Up, Buttercup by The Foundations during the closing credits. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


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