200th Movie Review: There’s Something About Mary

I’ve been reviewing movies since 2009, since then, I’ve reviewed 199 movies that I pretty much love and hate, but it’s more of the former than the latter. Today is the first time I post a review in this blog, and it’s only appropriate to start it with a bang. Without further ado, here’s my 200 movie review!

Movie Review: There’s Something About Mary (1998)

There really is Something About Mary. I don’t know what it is, but this 1998 movie put a then-unknown star named Cameron Diaz on the spotlight and became a box-office hit, a critical success, and a classic!

The movie is centered around Ted (Ben Stiller), who gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, Mary (Diaz), even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster. However, the unexpected happens when the guy he sent out to find her falls for her and gives Ted misleading information to have Mary all to himself. Soon after, he and Ted finds out that a pizza boy and a former stalker also has their eyes set on Mary. It all ends up in a non-stop comedy fest with Ted getting Mary.

This movie is one of those comedies that doesn’t force you to laugh on every joke. You may not laugh the whole time (considering the film runs at 119 minutes) but when one situation gags you up, you’ll find it difficult gasping for air (I’m sure I’ll be talking about Ted’s zipper malfunction scene for a very long time). Stiller is still in his top form, conforming with the younger Diaz. They may not seem like a perfect match but it won’t be a big problem for many.

Also, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but oh my, Ms. Diaz was hot! She may not look like it nowadays but she was really the Megan and the Scarlett of the 90’s.

There’s Something About Mary is the first movie I’ve watched this year, and it’s a nice way to jump-start 2011. This isn’t soft porn like American Pie or the Hangover, but even without the sleazy scenes, this movie turned out to be one of the best comedies ever. This truly is a classic.

Grade: B+

Similar Movies Reviewed:

The Hangover (2009): B-

Van Wilder: Freshmen Year: C+

I Love You, Beth Cooper: D+

American Pie: B-

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: B

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