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Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 November 2001 (USA)
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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".
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Hal
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Walt
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Reverend Larson
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Himself (as Tony Robbins)
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Jill
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Ralph
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Storyline

Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a grossly obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,518,295 (USA) (9 November 2001)

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$70,836,296 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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Trivia

Sage Bonnie Humphrey: Anthony Robbins' wife gets his autograph when he is coming out of the building and Jason Alexander comes to talk to him. See more »

Goofs

After Rosemary cuts a "sliver" of cake, the size of the slice shrinks from a third of the cake to just over a quarter of the cake. See more »

Quotes

Mauricio: The thing is all the women he's been seeing are ugly.
Tony Robbins: Who says they're ugly?
Mauricio: Bausch & Lomb.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits roll, the photos of all crew members involved in the making the film are shown. See more »

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Toxic Girl
Written by Eirik Boe and Erlend Oye
Performed by Kings of Convenience
Courtesy of Mawlaw 388 Ltd. t/a Source UK/Astralwerks
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Reinforcing stereotypes
5 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I could not stop watching this film because I was desperate to know exactly how the Farrelly brothers could possibly get themselves out of the huge pit they had dug for themselves. This film claims to be challenging what is considered beautiful in our society. In one section a character expresses the moral heart of the film by saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and by suggesting that we are hypnotised into believing what is and is not beautiful by the media etc. Fair enough! However, all representations of inner beauty are portrayed in clichéd and predictable stereotypes of female beauty in exactly the same way you would find in any Hollywood blockbuster. Thus, the film reinforces the same notions of beauty that it claims it is trying to undermine. Also, all fat people are not nice with a "good sense of humour", this is as HUGE stereotype. I am fat, unpleasant and not funny.


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