• Publication date: June 17, 2010

A 15-Year High School Crush There�s Something About Mary: One Man�s Entertaining Obsession

Ted Stroehmann has had a crush on his high school prom date, Mary Jensen for the past fifteen years; no woman since has compared to her and he is determined to win her back. �There�s Something About Mary� follows Ted through his hilariously self-humiliating journey to reunite with the only girl he has ever loved.

Ted Stroehmann has had a crush on his high school prom date, Mary Jensen for the past fifteen years; no woman since has compared to her and he is determined to win her back. �There�s Something About Mary� follows Ted through his hilariously self-humiliating journey to reunite with the only girl he has ever loved.

The movie begins retrospectively: It�s prom night and geeky Ted has managed to score a date with one of the most beautiful girls in school, Mary. Excited, he dons his questionably stylish lavender tuxedo and prepares himself for the night. Next door, Mary is getting ready with her mother�s assistance � until she hears a scream. Ted has managed to injure himself in a most unlikely and � to say the least, extremely uncomfortable place. An ambulance rushes to the scene and Ted is carried out on a stretcher. The nature of the accident is best described as tragically hilarious.

While onlookers may have found the accident amusing, it was, quite literally, a crushing blow, both physically and emotionally. Ted�s sole chance to allure his dream girl was shattered. For the following fifteen years he dates various woman, but all of them are inferior compared to Mary. His friend, Dom, initially cannot understand Ted�s obsession with Mary, but he begins to sympathize and eventually stumbles upon a possible solution.

Dom connects his brokenhearted companion with Pat Healy, a sleazy gumshoe with a greasy moustache. Healy travels to Florida and tracks down Mary, now a successful orthopedic surgeon living in Miami, and begins to gather information. Unfortunately for Ted, Healy becomes infatuated with Mary himself. Upon his return to New England, the budget detective fabricates his findings in order to scare Ted away, describing Mary as an overweight, crippled, mother of 5 children. Naturally Ted loses interest.

Yet when Ted bumps into an old high school friend he learns of Healy�s deception. Together with Dom they trek to Florida in search of Mary, who is now the obsession of not just two, but four different men. Each man does his best to impress their potential love, including sabotaging each other�s characters. The men stop at no length to prove their suitability, even if it means tranquilizing a dog and unintentionally discovering a new form of hair gel.

The American Film Institute ranked the picture 27th in their list of the 100 funniest movies, while Total Film magazine considers it the 4th best comedy of all time. �There�s Something About Mary� was a worldwide smash, earning $369,884,651 million across the globe.

The film is rated R for strong comic sexual content and language.

Showing on: MBC Max

Year: 1998

Duration: 97 mins

Genre: Comdey/Romance

Starring:

Cameron Diaz

Ben Stiller

Matt Dillon

Lee Evans

Chris Elliot

Lin Shaye

Directed by: Bobby Farelly and Peter Farelly