Legally Blonde There's Something About Mary Shallow Hal

  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A triple bill of romance comedies. 'In Legally Blonde' (2001) Beverly Hills sorority queen Elle (Reese Witherspoon) is shocked when her boyfriend Warner (Matthew Davis) takes her out for a meal and then dumps her, saying that because he is about to attend Harvard Law School, he should now start dating a more serious-minded woman. Elle refuses to take this lying down and follows Warner to Harvard, enrolling herself in the law school and taking on the bookworms in an all-out contest of designer-wardrobed Malibu frivolity versus mean-spirited Ivy League ambition. There's Something about Mary(1998) is the Farrelly brothers comedy featuring romantic obsession and unusual hair styling products. In 1985, high school senior Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) gets a date with gorgeous classmate Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) after rescuing her learning disabled brother, Warren, from a bully. The date is ruined when Ted catches his penis in his fly zip and has to be rushed to hospital. Thirteen years on, Ted is still obsessed with Mary, and hires private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to find her. Healy tracks Mary but falls in love with her himself and tells Ted that she is now an overweight mother of four. Undeterred, Ted makes his own way to Miami, but soon finds that he has plenty of competition for Mary's attentions. In 'Shallow Hal' (2001) Hal Larson is a typical guy when it comes to his aspirations for a date; she must be magazine beautiful and who cares about her personality. Somehow the A-list beauties just aren't attracted to slovenly Hal until a chance meeting with (real-life) mangement guru Anthony Robbins. Hal is hypnotized into seeing the 'inner' beauty in other people - seeing the obese as thin and attractive. He then strikes up a relationship with the seemingly beautiful Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), who in fact weighs over three hundred pounds.