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Trailers from Hell on 'There's Something About Mary'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood April 7, 2014 at 11:50AM

Today on Trailers from Hell, writer and producer Chris Wilkinson takes on the Farrelly Brothers' raunchy 1998 comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, "There's Something About Mary."
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'There's Something About Mary'
'There's Something About Mary'

Today on Trailers from Hell, writer and producer Chris Wilkinson takes on the Farrelly Brothers' raunchy 1998 comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, "There's Something About Mary."

If Mel Brooks had directed "An Affair to Remember," it might look something like this 1998 comedy from the Farrelly Brothers. Mixing gross out humor with a genuinely sweet romantic pay-off expanded its target audience and helped make "There's Something About Mary" the fourth highest grossing film of its year. Starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon in a ribald spin on the screwball comedies of the thirties, the Farrellys proved themselves to be inspired vulgarians with their hearts on their sleeves and DNA on their pants.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.