There's Something About Mary (1998)

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY is the funniest film I've seen in a 
year's time.  Maybe longer.  Either you split your sides in this 
one or you don't.  Peter and Bobby Farrelly (DUMB AND DUMBER, KING-
PIN) direct this seemingly innocuous romantic comedy-- isn't the 
poster cute!-- and their sense of humor is about as explicit, out-
rageous, and political incorrect as an "R" rating allows.  (That 
they get away with showing what they show-- including a wincing 
below-the-belt close-up-- may be *the* great MPAA mystery of all 
time.)  Be forewarned, there are slow spots.  This ain't no NAKED 
GUN gag-fest and some of the better bits take time to simmer.  Try 
to take it on a literal level and you can't quite believe the char-
acters, either.  (Not that the story exactly begs to be taken ser-
iously.)  The gags that fly, though, fly high.  Just remember to 
bring oxygen.  And, if anyone comes across a poster of Matt Dillon 
in those *teeth*, please notify me immediately.  With Lee Evans, 
Chris Elliott, Jeffrey Tambor, and Harland Williams.  Written by Ed 
Decter, John J. Strauss, and the Farrelly Brothers.  (Rated "R"/117 

Grade: B

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