There is a lot of low-brow, crude humor in this movie. However, some of it is done tastefully enough that it doesn't seem offensive. Actually, very little of it is done tastefully. Most of it is completely tasteless and lacks any tact whatsoever (for instance the infamous "hair gel" scene). Cameron Diaz is beautiful to watch, but that's about her only purpose. She's a complete trophy woman and seems perfectly fine by that. Ben Stiller does have comic talent and is able to shine every now and again, but because of the poor script he really doesn't get to use his talents and instead becomes nothing more than a prop in some really sick practical jokes.
Still, there is a bit of a story and then there's that crazy band that narrates the movie with song. All of that plus Cameron Diaz get this picture 3 stars instead of 2. It's hard to believe that the this is the Farelly Brother's best picture they've ever made. Unbelievable.
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Cameron Diaz stars as Mary, every guy's ideal. Ben Stiller plays a high-school suitor still hung up on Mary years later; the obstacles standing between him and her include a number of psychotic suitors, a miserable little pooch, and, oh yeah, a murder charge. The Farrellys' admittedly simplistic camera work, which adapts easily to a TV screen, and the fact that you'll likely laugh yourself so silly over certain scenes you'll want to replay them to see what you were missing while you were busy convulsing, make this a perfect video movie. --David Kronke