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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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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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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

When Hal first meets Rosemary she is wearing black sandals with wooden heels. Later, when she is standing outside waiting for him, she is wearing different, all-black, shoes. See more »

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Mauricio: You Had Me At "Get Lost".
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While the credits roll, the photos of all crew members involved in the making the film are shown. See more »

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Referenced in Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006) See more »

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Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Written by Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason
Performed by Edison Lighthouse
Courtesy of Demon Music Group Ltd.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Pretty Funny Film With A Good Message
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Do you judge a person - particularly a woman - by her outward appearance? If you do, you're "shallow" and that's the message played out in this comedy.

The humor in here is good, very funny in spots. There are plenty of jokes and sight gags. If you are obese and very sensitive, then skip this film because you won't appreciate some of the humor in this film. But, if you can laugh at yourself, you'll enjoy it too - and especially the message this film brings.

Jack Black was pretty much of an unknown actor when this came out, but he's well-known now after School Of Rock, King Kong and other films. Gwyneth Paltrow everyone knows. She looked very pretty in here, maybe the best I've ever seen her. Jason Alexander and Joe Viterelli provide good supporting help. By the way, it was strange hearing Viterelli with an Irish accent. This is a guy who almost always plays Mafia types.

The only thing offensive to me was the beginning with some irreverent humor that was not needed, not part of the story, just a cheap shot against ministers. Also, for a lightweight comedy, the profanity could have been less. Can't someone make a modern-day comedy without language and sex issues? I wish someone would at least try. It can be done - just look at the classics!

Anyway, this is still a pretty funny story with, of course, a good message about judging a book by its cover.


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