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There's Something About Mary (1998)

NOTE: While the Farrelly brothers commentary track is available on all DVD releases of "There's Something About Mary," the Decter/Strauss commentary track is only on the "There's Something More About Mary" special edition DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly Rating:7.4/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Station51 on May 6th, 2016:Find all reviews by Station51
This is typical of all the Farrelly bros commentaries. Full of friend spotting and corny, sometimes funny jokes. Worth it if you like their style but low on technical info. For writers these guys are surprisingly low on stories, which I really enjoy almost more than anything else. There is quite a bit about the origins of the screenplay, which was written with the two guys on the other commentary track. Seems like overkill because having not heard it yet, it's probably all the co-writers have to talk about. Maybe they've got some stories to tell.
Commentary 2: Screenwriters Ed Decter and John J. Strauss Rating:8.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Station51 on May 7th, 2016:Find all reviews by Station51
Wow, these two just created one of the best commentaries I've ever heard. You get a lot of insight into the mystery of the Farrelly brothers genius, lots of background abput the film's concept, development and the art of screenwriting in general. You get a clear idea of where the Farrelly's movie diverged from the original story and how it was made into something greater. These guys are very frank and honest about that aspect. They speak very highly of the Farrelly brothers, who may be the Coen bros of comedy and two of the most generous filmmakers in Hollywood. There's lots of stories about the shoot as well.