Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another.Written by
Justin Sharp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the scene where Ted and Pat meet up for the "lowdown" on Mary, the brown beer bottles change orientation several times between shots. See more »
When I was 16 years old, I fell in love.
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A montage of scenes from the film as well as outtakes involving the cast lip-syncing to The Foundations' song "Build Me Up Buttercup" runs during the end credits. See more »
An extended version which runs 10 minutes longer was released on DVD:
The credits start as clay animations which then blend into real people.
Ted talks with Woogie about his session with the psychiatrist. Ted thinks he is a loser. Woogie tries to lift Ted's spirits by telling him how lucky he was, when his brother got killed in an explosion so that his kidneys could save Ted's life.
Healy and his buddy Sully visit his apartment. When parking the car, the guy brags how easily it is to pick up women in Miami.
Healy admires Sully's apartment and gets to know Bill, the python.
Mary tells Magda she shouldn't drink alcohol that early in the morning cause she stinks like a distillery.
Sully who gets a phone call from Healy because of the borrowed car. Healy made Sully sniff cocaine.
Whilst helping a disabled man move, a reporter meets him halfway up the steps to tell him that he parked his car in the handicapped area.
At the architecture exhibition Tucker asks Healey for his business card.
In front of Marys house, Healy asks if he may touch her breasts.
Sully is shown sniffing coke.
Sully is shown lying on a couch. There are some shots of his dog and Bill, the python, which he hasn't fed in ages.
Mary admits to Magda that when it came to Healey, she had trusted her head and not her instincts.
After Healy exposes Tucker, the orderer of the pizza appears. Tucker throws the pizza after him.
The barkeeper in the strip-club knows Tucker has no money and threatens to throw him out.
The fight Puffy vs. Ted is longer.
At Sully's apartment Ted and Healy see Bill, the python. Healy assumes that Bill ate the dog. We learn that neither Healy nor Tucker sent the letter to Mary. Then suddenly Sully's dog comes and Healy realizes that Sully was eaten by Bill.
Unconventional satire stays on course while delivering major laughs
A lot of my friends said they hated this, but after i saw it and loved what I saw, it became apparent that many of these people hadn't seen it, they just KNEW they would hate it from the degradingly mysoginistic slapstick it supposedly represented. Sorry, wrong movie. This is a classic satire, replete with balladeer narrator. The gags flow fast and funny and expertly walk the tightrope between politically incorrect and unkind. This is surprisingly a movie that is very true to itself and its characters with a lot of plotlines that tie up nicely in unusual ways. And, it's a feel-good movie too. Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller are marvelous together in the leads.
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