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“There’s Something About Mary”, one of the best romantic comedies that released in 1998, offers the loudest and audacious laughs and consistently entertains by consistently mocking an idea above criticism. The film successfully mixes affection for the myths of courtship and the trials of lovers with a frontal assault on tender sentiment . The movie makes the audience laugh at the fake classics and shabby scripts of romantic comedy, and still enjoy the flexible uplift of couple united. The movie made rude humor to be respected and displayed that it can be combined with the elements of the traditional comedy.
This movie makes a good representation of romantic comedy as it is about a woman who is gorgeous, and instigates an amazing display of moves on men to fall in love with her. The clash between a suspicious faith that honest love is difficult, and a goal to see passion, desire and romance succeed, plays out in the bizarre misadventures of the various actors, and their quest for the perfect Mary. As stated by , the three common causes of laughter in a romantic comedy are incongruity, aggression, and cathartic release of emotional, usually sex and tension. The movie contains all these features, and an exaggeration of these features makes this movie to be categorized as a hilarious romantic comedy movie.
There is usage of an animal; a dog, which adds more spice by mixing it with animal comedy, and using an animal became a breakthrough in the growth of romantic comedies, beginning from this movie. The modern day movies are hesitant to validate old values, and as a result such movies display ways to depress the feelings of true love even as they portray them. This movie is influenced by the same trend; however, the boom of such scripts already started in the late 90’s through this movie. Though, the movie has scenes not suitable for audience below 16 years, what still amazes me is the simple comic scenes directed to almost beautiful perfection.
Grindon, L. (2011). The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History and Controversies. John Wiley & Sons.