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Worth A Look: 21.92%
Average: 14.41%
Pretty Bad: 5.71%
Total Crap: 11.41%

15 reviews, 243 user ratings

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There's Something About Mary
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by davebo

"'look, i've got semen in my hair, haha'"
3 stars

There's nothing extraordinary about mary, IMHO

I hate to be the odd man out here but i didn't really like this movie. there was too much Dumb and Dumber and not enough actual comedy. I'm not saying low-brow humor doesn't have its place in the world, but it seems to me that's what south park is for. I don't know why but i just couldn't laugh at this movie, even though i knew what was happening on screen should be seen as funny. I just felt like i was watching a jim carrey movie, not ben stiller, i just expect a little more of him than this. but still, if you're bored or lonely, you might as well see this movie, you could certainly do worse.

It's a comedy, just not a great one

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User Comments

9/14/17 morris campbell tasteless & unfunny I never liked this movie 1 stars
2/21/10 Jeff Wilder Good mix of fart humor and heart. 4 stars
7/04/09 Janet Low-bar comedy...testiclular damage, cum slinging, it has it all!! 1 stars
7/20/08 John Millheim One of the funniest movies I have ever seen, I love when the dog attacks 5 stars
3/08/08 Pamela White cute but stupid 3 stars
6/30/07 johnnyfog Some neat twists, but Matt Dillon is funnier than Stiller. 4 stars
11/04/06 Tony Myers Ben Stiller wrecks every movie he's in. Almost makes "American Pie" look like Monty Python. 1 stars
9/04/06 michelebspy Some good characters, some others that shouldn't even have been considered for the movie 4 stars
7/12/06 David Cohen Diaz's character was such an idiot I found I didn't care about her at all 2 stars
9/27/05 Daveman A non-too-coherent succession of sometimes extremely offensive jokes, but damn is it funny. 4 stars
9/12/05 Total Crap 3 words: "Seven...Minute...Abs..." 5 stars
8/17/05 ES so-k 3 stars
6/20/05 darick Stupid? Yes? Funny? Yes? (I think that was the general idea of this movie) 4 stars
5/18/05 Cindy Lovell made me laugh out loud...but kind of stupid 4 stars
3/25/05 indrid cold Not exactly witty, but still a landmark in 90s comedy. 5 stars
3/12/05 Alice Colwell totally funny 4 stars
2/22/05 Captain Craig I dont know why my son likes this move so much...he is 20, maybe thats why 3 stars
2/13/05 Undoomed Soap opera-ish love story, stupid blonde... how original 1 stars
7/10/04 gregg sophmoric humor 2 stars
5/19/04 John didn't find it funny at all + no story + bad film making = pass 1 stars
5/16/04 KRG1 One of the funniest films of all time...Stiller and Damon are hilarious...A great film 5 stars
2/20/04 Muppet cameron dias is so sexy in it 5 stars
10/03/03 Jenny Tullwartz Generally successful, but Magda and zipper and fishhook scenes just too irksome. 4 stars
4/13/03 Mystique not bad 3 stars
2/02/03 paul Absolutely hilarious... a MUST see. 5 stars
1/22/03 Pinkline Jones Dripping in Saturated Fat - Absolute Junk 1 stars
1/17/03 joe daddy sucks big time 1 stars
1/06/03 Bob Dong if you like tolilet humor you belong up my arse - its crap 1 stars
11/26/02 Quentin Beck I hate this movie. I hate Ben Stiller! Completely unfunny. Every joke Bombed. HATEIT!!! 1 stars
11/10/02 Stevo About two hilarious bits, rest pretty useless 4 stars
11/02/02 liz lost totally hilarious! ben is the best ... 5 stars
8/19/02 P.Rodriguez 1 of the best comedies ever. I love movies that take the piss out of every1. 5 stars
8/15/02 Cleo i cryed with shame, and cooked a meal half way in cause i thought it was more enjoyable 1 stars
8/05/02 KMG Funny 4 stars
7/11/02 CVJ NWO Good film that will have you laugh in more ways than one 4 stars
7/05/02 Shodan One of the better funny films of recent years 4 stars
7/04/02 gary vidmar Loved the part with the hitchiker and the 7-minute abs! 4 stars
6/13/02 Monster W. Kung Juvenile trash. Not even worth many words. 1 stars
4/12/02 Movie Expert Everyone knows it's better than Saving Private Ryan and Shakespeare In Love but won't admit 5 stars
4/06/02 Scooter Cool! 5 stars
3/31/02 Film Guy Good movie. Funny if thats what your looking for. FUCK Brett Farve 4 stars
3/31/02 Film Dude If only Cameron Diaz did nudity... 5 stars
3/05/02 Alan Smithee While funny, the movie is about a 30 min. to long. Diaz is a jawdropper. 4 stars
2/26/02 Butterbean They took an overdone story and put enough hilarious moments to make it classic comedy 5 stars
1/30/02 Kirsten Abercrombie Hilarious, 'cept I was grossed out by Magda, zipper, and fishhook scenes. 4 stars
1/24/02 Elliot How long have I been out of high school? 1 stars
1/24/02 Flick Chick hilarious - ridiculous, but hilarious. 5 stars
1/17/02 David A. Overrated--Jim Carey's stuff is a much higher grade of bathroom humor. 3 stars
1/10/02 Spyguy2 People were laughing way too if they thought it was expected of them...LEMMINGS 2 stars
1/05/02 Magnum Craphole I hate this movie. 1 stars
12/09/01 Joe Zappa THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST MOVIES EVER MADE! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
12/01/01 Cracked head It sucked ALL ass. 1 stars
11/16/01 John The only goofy comedy that is really good. 5 stars
11/03/01 Andrew Carden Stupid Comedy With Misfire Gags and A Script That Was Written By Chipmunks. 2 stars
10/22/01 Cookie Cutter Childish, not very funny, not very good. 2 stars
9/09/01 Gary Much better than a helluva lot of other recent comedies. Crude, but hilarious. 4 stars
9/03/01 Butterbean Dillon ruled in this one! 5 stars
8/31/01 Henry Ginsberg My favourite line-"I work with retards". 4 stars
8/22/01 bdf20 funny as hell 5 stars
8/19/01 Edwin Menguin Spastics should be made fun of more often because they dribble 4 stars
7/10/01 TLsmooth Don't be a moron Craig. Porky's is for salad tossers.. 5 stars
7/06/01 Craig Blanchard No Porky's 1 or Fast Times At ...., but still funny. 4 stars
7/01/01 chels really funny!!!! 4 stars
6/26/01 Josh Tybur My dorm is twice as disgusting and five times as funny! 2 stars
6/16/01 BrainPan SMALLTOWN is smalltime. I piss on your shit. 5 stars
6/15/01 Law Firm of Dewey, Cheatam & Howe Very clever, touching and disgusting, all at once,I LOVE Magda! 5 stars
6/14/01 King Jackass Simply the best romantic comedy of all time... nothing else to it. 5 stars
5/28/01 Richard Wright Funny, well scripted comedy, unfortunatly copied to death now so the spark is gone. 5 stars
5/21/01 bob reinhart i thought it was good 4 stars
5/04/01 Chris funny 5 stars
3/22/01 Thomas J. uh...its not gel, baby girl...its....oh, never mind... 4 stars
3/20/01 TNT-6 I didn't laugh ONCE... unredemeengly stupid and worthless. 1 stars
2/28/01 Ticiana Maria Ramos de Castro I didn't like. Boring ! 1 stars
2/14/01 Jake Dillon was particularly funny. Hey, its Frank & Beans! 5 stars
12/15/00 Connoisseur was this a comedy? it wasn't funny. 1 stars
11/29/00 SP a rollicking bit of laughs 5 stars
10/31/00 master.node What are all you people laughing at? It was amazingly dumb, and even all that fun. 2 stars
10/23/00 fishie funniest movie I've ever seen. period. 5 stars
10/15/00 Josh Where were the jokes? It was entertaining for the shock value, though. 3 stars
8/31/00 Bender Hilarious movie even though it somewhat drags when its not trying to be funny. 4 stars
8/07/00 stranded on the Island Low brow humour that makes you laugh in spite of yourself. 4 stars
7/05/00 PJ Maybe the second funniest movie of the 90's, right behind Kingpin NOT overated!! 5 stars
6/14/00 buffy's underpants did we see the same movie?!? it sucked big time 1 stars
6/10/00 Bruce Funny in parts but overrated 4 stars
5/29/00 Jason Cooke The Farrelley brothers do it again. 5 stars
5/27/00 master.node Sometimes disgusting is just disgusting. Bits were funny, tho. 3 stars
5/18/00 clear and crisp give your brain a rest and laugh hard. 4 stars
4/25/00 John Lyons It was sorta funny to see once, but hated it after that. 2 stars
4/24/00 Pat The worst film I can recall. Scares me anyone liked this 1 stars
4/15/00 Elvisfan best part was 'Build Me Up, Buttercup' over closing credits 4 stars
4/10/00 tana schaumkell trash 2 stars
4/03/00 PJ One of the Funniest Movies ever, and I have seen many and love Art House movies and I'm 25 5 stars
3/24/00 Richard Wright 3 or 4 big laughs, but there were dull stretches and the plot was a mess. Not a classic. 3 stars
3/01/00 Mic Funny, but farce doesn't make a masterpiece. 4 stars
1/10/00 Will overrated 3 stars
1/09/00 John Markham It had about three jokes, they were quite funny. 3 stars
11/07/99 Deadly Dennis wake me up buttercup , in the Top 10 Fun movies of the 90's. Will be a cult classic 5 stars
11/07/99 Mickey "Father Death" MacJohnstmyster Great ! ,it's a really good movie. That Harland Williams guy (or whatever) is excellent . 5 stars
10/30/99 Bozo you know you're in trouble when the end credits are the best part of the flick 1 stars
10/26/99 Karahde Khan Were we supposed to laugh? The worst thing: the (impossible in real life) ending. 1 stars
10/25/99 Bueller The word sophomoric comes to mind. Takes you on a through the sewer tour about love. 3 stars
10/07/99 sophia962 What?? Oh I'm sorry I'm not 12 so I guess I'm not in the demographic to like this shit 2 stars
9/25/99 Jeff M Just saw it again, even funnier at home, no "embarrassment factor" 5 stars
9/07/99 david it wass cool 5 stars
9/04/99 Megan And Naomi Pretty Good 5 stars
9/04/99 godsdog I luv Stiller, so I'm biased! No holds barred humor! Hilarious, C it 2ice! 5 stars
8/03/99 Will G I had to see this movie again to see what I missed while I cried laughing the first tim 5 stars
8/02/99 Weird Andy Did Jonathan Richman really have to die? 4 stars
8/01/99 Obi Wan It was extremely funny....the first five times....I've dared not watch it again till y2k!! 5 stars
7/17/99 Ed Wood huge disappointment - was this supposed to be a comedy? 2 stars
7/10/99 Amanda I liked it, and personally thought it was hilarious. 5 stars
7/04/99 J-Dogg Wasn't really all that funny, especially during the slow parts (90% of the film). 3 stars
6/17/99 matchbox20 Funny, funny, funny. Did buy Diaz as a doctor though 5 stars
6/09/99 Elizaveta I was pretty much busting at the seams...not my favorite kind of humor, but damned funny! 4 stars
6/02/99 kevin wood too much hype!!! some funny bits, but not worth the time. 2 stars
5/28/99 Lisa Ben Stiller is so huggable in this movie, but I have to agree with Karen. 4 stars
5/09/99 Beachlovr9 Do guys really do that... 5 stars
5/03/99 JJ Carmen is a hag. STILLER makes this movie! 5 stars
5/03/99 Ralph I haven't laughed that hard since grandma caught her tit in the wringer! 5 stars
4/20/99 dave r. Funny, gross, charming. Worth the money 5 stars
4/19/99 sa787 Ben Stiller is a fuckin babe. Graet movie. Loved the braces 5 stars
4/12/99 Tristynn I will never recover from the zipper scene.. I Iaugh my ass off just thinking of this movie 4 stars
4/06/99 Michael Grimm the dog rocks!!!!!! 4 stars
4/04/99 Albert Two big laughs. The rest is a stank snooze. What's up with that stupid singer???!!! 2 stars
3/13/99 Karen I don't know....maybe I heard too many times before I saw it how hilarious it was. 3 stars
3/12/99 Ah Dooey Better than Night at the Roxbury, deserved a better audience. Just brilliant. 5 stars
3/09/99 Go Swans Yeh yeh it was brilliant, but has anyone seen Kingpin? its just as good. 5 stars
3/01/99 Spankey I laughed so hard I almost pissed my pants 5 stars
2/27/99 jen i seem to have missed something...lame as hell... 1 stars
2/19/99 Bruce Hedge Maybe it's a generation gap thing, but I only laughed three times! $3.33 a laugh!! 2 stars
2/19/99 nun uf u r businness it was awesome! Cameron Diaz is such an awesome actress and Ben Stiller's awesome too!!! 5 stars
2/18/99 Brother O'Frank Mary makes my top ten list of over-rated comedies. It reminded me of a SNL skit. 2 stars
2/09/99 chuck-d it's good. it's not amazing, but i'd see it again 4 stars
2/09/99 guy kickass, sick, funny and grunter/donkey_dew can suck my dick 5 stars
1/28/99 jennifer maynard i love it 5 stars
1/26/99 donkey_dew There's something about mary all right, it's LAME. Why do some people find this crap funny? 1 stars
1/22/99 Dirty Dave Capone One of the funniest movies I've seen. Laughed my TESTICLES off!!! 5 stars
1/19/99 grunter an "edgy" film for an America weaned on Dawson's Creek and Ally McBeal -- MY ASS! 1 stars
1/16/99 Scott Weber This movie is great, it's the funniest movie since Dumb & Dumber. 5 stars
1/15/99 DRMJSP Turned me into a stalker. (Sorry Cameron) 5 stars
1/13/99 Melissa In a word: HYSTERICAL 5 stars
1/12/99 Miss Scarlett A great movie! I've seen it 3 times (love the 'tard jokes) 5 stars
1/11/99 Joe C. nuts in zipper,semen in hair, senior and dog on speed, what most great movies lack!!!!!!!! 5 stars
1/03/99 Dasha Funny, disgusting, just great! 5 stars
1/01/99 Lindsay Funny, funny film! Loved it, it was fabulous! 5 stars
12/20/98 pounder Overrated. 'kingpin' and "d&d" were a lot better 3 stars
12/13/98 Binky A great "packed cinema" film, but a little edge-less in an empty cineplex. 4 stars
12/11/98 Mike Mc second only to "happiness" for funny flick..more mainstream appeal though -stiller kix ass! 5 stars
12/11/98 Brent Hilarious! It was days before I could look at hair gel again without laughing! 4 stars
12/10/98 Bryan Too hysterical for words! 5 stars
12/10/98 daryl kip weber this show is the fuckin' bomb 5 stars
12/09/98 Andrea The funniest movie I've ever seen. 5 stars
12/08/98 Billy Bob Thorton where's the nudity??? 2 stars
12/08/98 sarah awesome!!!so funny!!! 5 stars
12/04/98 Matthew J. Soucy Impressive comedic turn by Diaz & company. Creative comedic editing. 4 stars
11/26/98 Deena White I laughed my tits off 5 stars
11/24/98 Evil Al I'll never use hair gell again! 5 stars
11/23/98 Daniel un-fucking-believable! It was a wet dream come true...GO CAM! 5 stars
11/23/98 Ken Lunceford awesome funny movie. don't miss it. One of the funniest I've seen in a long time 5 stars
11/21/98 Slupet it just kicked ass 5 stars
11/18/98 MinxxDaShorty GREAT movie, that gotta hurt tho 5 stars
11/14/98 molly I don't think I had ever walked out of a film before. Worst film I've seen 1 stars
11/09/98 MissDelicateFlower Is it a gross-out teen flick or is it a sappy love story? Don't ask the Farrellys! 3 stars
11/04/98 The Dude I thought the movie was bitchin,I laughed my ass off. 5 stars
11/04/98 Oney Temple My balls still hurt! 5 stars
11/02/98 Darkhero1 Hilarious, stupid, and alot of fun. 5 stars
10/31/98 Tina Complete waste of time. SHould have known it was a dud - from the makers of Dumb & Dumber! 1 stars
10/31/98 turtle It would have been a good movie if it hadn't relied on really idiotic slapstick humor. 3 stars
10/29/98 Mikie Puscar good movie but you need a strong stomach 4 stars
10/29/98 Phil Scroggs Stupid, but hilarious. 5 stars
10/27/98 Jerry Sizzler Luckily, I saw it the first week. The select big laughs are too well known by now. 4 stars
10/27/98 Silent Rob Come on, wasn't Kingpin ALOT better? 3 stars
10/26/98 Pariah It's funny, but not FUNNY. The best part was the video during the credits. 4 stars
10/25/98 Kim Dickson The funniest movie I've ever seen. So funny that it actually got my mom to laugh! 5 stars
10/24/98 Ash Two Words: Hair Gel 5 stars
10/23/98 PIDGEON FUN FUN FUN 4 stars
10/23/98 Jason Stein One of the funniest movies of all time-a modern day classic 5 stars
10/23/98 PirateGirl The 2 laughs in it were funny, otherwise, yuck 1 stars
10/23/98 Andrew Hill Funny as hell, actually, yes I think I pissed myself 5 stars
10/20/98 John Lyons I'm tired of slapstick humor. 3 stars
10/18/98 katherine totally gross 2 stars
10/17/98 Mr Showbiz Romantic (and truly gross) comedy that is the funniest damn movie of the summer. 5 stars
10/17/98 Finley Truly funny stuff. 5 stars
10/10/98 wynd Excellent film that gives a whole new meaning to hair gel! 5 stars
10/10/98 grunter 2 decent yuks. That's it. Nada, nothing else. Skip, skip, skip. 1 stars
10/09/98 Blake This movie definately deserves the Fuckin' Awesome rating-it's the best movie of the summer 5 stars
10/08/98 Armageddon Hilarious.. Stiller is great.. Cameron is UNREAL!!!! 4 stars
10/07/98 Korny Island In a full theatre - incredible. In an empty theatre, just fair. 4 stars
10/06/98 Ryan Stiles Not bad I would have rather rented it. 3 stars
10/06/98 Jay Stein I haven't laughed this hard since KINGPIN! YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM! 5 stars
10/04/98 Joe Quit dragging down the rating, this movie was AWESOME!!! 5 stars
10/02/98 Kraznutz In an empty theatre, a lot fo ti falls flat. 3 stars
9/30/98 Daddy Rich Had its funny moments, not all what it's cracked up to be 3 stars
9/29/98 Marty in St.Louis If you hate this movie you need help, funniest flick in years! 5 stars
9/27/98 {{{OZ}}} Saw it for the third time today and it's still hilarious. 5 stars
9/26/98 Slabs Best when viewed with your "SMART HAT" on. Don't take your trucker brother to this... 5 stars
9/22/98 jasper johnny b. bad's initials J.F. 5 stars
9/22/98 24601 Excellent flick. And no fucking Happy Meal tie ins!! 5 stars
9/21/98 Tammerz b00bies 4 stars
9/20/98 Chip Taylor My frank & beans 5 stars
9/18/98 BrazilHead Hilarious! Very sick & Very clever 5 stars
9/17/98 MR HOLLYWOOD ! Funny and stupid,yet you'll still LOVE it !! 4 stars
9/17/98 JESSIE GREAT!! I LOVED IT. 4 stars
9/17/98 Joe Mama This movie was funnier than hell. 5 stars
9/16/98 deLiRiuM Definitely funny, but definitely a guy movie. 3 stars
9/16/98 >^..^< THE best movie ever made. if you disagree, go get your beans above your franks. 5 stars
9/15/98 Norm 75% funny, 25% silly. Wait for the video. 4 stars
9/15/98 Negative Creep I went to see this cause I heard they were cutting it down to PG This film could use a trim 2 stars
9/15/98 squashsour da boom-bip 5 stars
9/14/98 Joe No way in hell was it "70's humor"!!! 80's maybe :) 5 stars
9/14/98 EMTaylor I thought it was funny I guess because it's sorta '70's kind of humor 4 stars
9/14/98 Chip Taylor The guy who said it Suck All Ass... FUCK HIM, ITS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
9/14/98 Katie This movie was so stupid. How can anyone stand to see a guy's dick caught in his zipper? 1 stars
9/14/98 Amber B. This movie kicks ass!!! 5 stars
9/14/98 Carl DeVaughn I thought it was one of the funniest movies I'd ever seen. And, I'm very picky. 5 stars
9/13/98 Daniel Eskin Great film. Laughed my ass off. Diaz is unbelievably gorgeous. Stiller is funny. 5 stars
9/13/98 JB Cameron kicks ass !! Awesome movie, you gotta see it !! 5 stars
9/12/98 JP Absolutely excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
9/11/98 Matthew Malouf it kicked ass very funny 5 stars
9/11/98 The incredible, edible GKR This movie was definately a #1 on my Top10 because it used some pretty original stuff.ben:) 5 stars
9/09/98 Mike Very daring, very different, VERY FUNNY! 4 stars
9/07/98 monkyswngr kicked ass 4 stars
9/06/98 Janine i went kicking and screaming and came out loving and laughin 5 stars
9/06/98 J Lyons Funny at first but became corny after a while. Loser. 3 stars
9/05/98 Kid Pee-Pee Gloria's a fruitcake. Jerry Maguire was awesome and so is Mary. 5 stars
9/05/98 Gloria It's just a stupid fad(not funny)!!!! Just like Jerry Migure & My best friend's wedding! 1 stars
9/04/98 Badass Very funny. Keith David should have his own comedy 4 stars
9/03/98 The Patriot Incredibly funny, unless you're a right wing idiot. 5 stars
9/03/98 Sardu Awsome Flick.....My parents even liked it 5 stars
8/31/98 Dutch There weren't enough 'misplaced cum' jokes. I was disappointed. 4 stars
8/31/98 Spazmatazz Just so fucking bizarre, you have to see it 5 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Senor, thees movie, she ees awesome. 5 stars
8/22/98 Mister Whoopee How did they get away with the zipper shot? 5 stars
8/20/98 CC My girlfriend's parents left after 10 minutes. You gotta see this movie. 5 stars
8/18/98 spork-girl "brett fav.....RE" haha 4 stars
8/17/98 roxy i reviewed it but i want to even shit out a bit. 3 stars
8/16/98 Johny It's funny to watch the audience laugh so hard 5 stars
8/14/98 {{OZ}} Just to even out the ratings a bit 4 stars
8/13/98 {{OZ}} Awesome. Hysterical. Lived up to the hype. 5 stars
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