movie review - There's Something About Mary
the journal of Michael Werneburg
twenty-five years and one million words
This is a screwball comedy designed to teeter at the edge of being too obnoxious. It features a young woman with several suitors of varying character. With semi-plot-related scenes stitched together with scenes of moderately offensive humor it certainly stakes out its own space. Everything about the film, its sets and the seemingly endless sunshine included, supports a story that doesn't take itself too seriously and lets its gross comedy strut its stuff. There's not a lot else to say; the best of the suitors prevails in a satisfying fashion (he wins the girl through earning the respect of her handicapped brother) and we see the last of the rest of the creeps.