There's Something About Mary
Reviewed by: Dave Rettig
1 hr. 59 min.
Year of Release:
July 15, 1998
Lying in the Bible
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
My boyfriend wants to have sex. I don’t want to lose him. What should I do? Answer
How can I deal with temptations? Answer
How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer
What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer
NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer
“Warning: The guys who did ‘Dumb & Dumber’ and ‘Kingpin’ bring you a love story.”
The happiest moment in Ted Stroehmann’s (Ben Stiller) life happened thirteen years ago when Ted met Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz). Thirteen years ago, Mary asked Ted to escort her to the prom. But as fate would have it, Mary and Ted’s prom night was not to be. Flash forward to 1998, and now Ted wants to find Mary. Enter Pat Healy (Matt Dillon)—a private investigator of sorts—hired by Ted to find Mary. However, when Healy falls in love with Mary, the real story begins and you’ll understand why “There’s Something About Mary.”
Any film which proudly claims to its credit “brought to you by the people behind “Dumb and Dumber” and “Kingpins”” has two strikes against it already; however, the teaser for “There’s Something About Mary” made the film look so harmless (well, semi-harmless) and cute. So I attended a showing. The plot is cute—Cameron Diaz plays a nice girl looking for love and ending up with a gaggle of con men and a lovelorn flame-wannabe following her around like puppies. There are several laugh-out-loud funny scenes and some great physical humor. However, the moral content is so offensive that it overshadows any positive fun the story contains.
“There’s Something About Mary” contains nudity, gross sexual innuendo, and profanity. What could have been a fun, romantic comedy turned into a nauseating excuse for a string of teenage sexual jokes. I cannot even begin to discuss the content of this film on a Christian site; however, this movie contains things you would normally expect to see only with an “X” rating attached.
Do not go to this movie. There is nothing of value here for anyone of any age for any reason. Discourage your friends, Christian or not, from seeing this abomination of a film.
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