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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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Mauricio
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Rene Kirby ...
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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Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani ...
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Artie
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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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Amor ciego  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to the DVD commentary, the Farrelly brothers stated that the line, "Well I can squeeze them and that's real enough for me" was changed to avoid a R rating by the MPAA. The original quote from the script was, "Well I could suck on them and that's real enough for me". See more »

Goofs

When Rosemary is quickly slurping the milkshake, when she is finished we hear the sucking noise that would come from an empty glass but there is still some contents in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Walt: Don't you read the business section?
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Performed by Kings of Convenience
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Incredibly sweet, charming movie
16 August 2003 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

I know many complain it wasnt as funny as past farelly movies such as "Something about Mary" or "Kingpin". But it wasnt supposed to be. It was intended to be a comedy, and it was extremely successful, and it was very funny, however it wasnt supposed to be non-stop, grossout laughs like their past efforts. I always liked the Farelly Brothers's movies because while hilarious, they always had an underlying sweetness to them. I think this one prevailed the most in that department- I think 'Shallow Hal' is an incredibly sweet, and even more upon second viewing, just a charming, great movie-watching experience. I think if people give it another chance and cut it some slack in the non-stop jokes department, they will see it for the great, enjoyable movie with a message that it really is.


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