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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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Cast

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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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Jen
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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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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

First lead role for Jack Black. See more »

Goofs

Rosemary's description and the filmmaker's interpretation of Psoriasis for the character Ralph is highly exaggerated. See more »

Quotes

Tony Robbins: You got a pattern of judging women by their exterior, we can't talk about it, we need to break it, I want you to ask yourself has there ever been a time where you have been increasingly shallow, you just looked at a woman and thought you were better then she was.
Hal: All the time.
[Tony Robbins puts his hands on Hal's head]
Tony Robbins: [yells] DEVILS COME OUT!
Hal: What the hell are you doing banana hands?
Tony Robbins: Just hang on, remember how I told you we just got to jolt your nervous system, not just talking about it, now I ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, pictures of the crew are shown as their names appear. We also see scenes of a deleted horseback sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Workaholics: Gayborhood (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

As I Am
Written by Rebecka Tornqvist and Per Johansson
Performed by Rebecka Tornqvist
Courtesy of EMI Svenska
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Warm, romantic, and funny.
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Guys, let me hand you one piece of advice. If you have a girlfriend or S.O. of another designation who has self-esteem issues, sit down with her and introduce her to this movie. I can't recommend it enough. It's the kind of romantic comedy that you can both enjoy evenly, without one of you or the other gritting their teeth and trying to make it look like a smile. Yes, it shows people being shallow, callous, and sometimes mean, but it also portrays some of those same people growing, maturing, and taking on depth. The casting is great. Gwyneth Paltrow is cute and sweet, and Jack Black walks the line between comedic goofball and serious romantic very well. Sure, there's a predictable happy ending, but the most popular romance stories tend to have that in common. Romeo and Juliet isn't everyone's cup of chai, after all. There are laughs, but this movie has heart, too. 10 out of 10. Both thumbs way up.


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