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Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 November 2001 (USA)
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)

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

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$70,836,296 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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The actress that plays Nurse Tanya is the real-life mother of the actor that plays Ralph. See more »

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When Hal is riding in the Jeep the key in the ignition is not turned on. See more »

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Walt: Don't you read the business section?
Hal: Why, what's up?
Walt: I just sold my company to Microsoft!
Hal: Yeah, you cleaned up?
Walt: Let's just say if I had an ass, I'd wipe it with twenties.
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After the credits, Walt prepares to go skiing. See more »

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Spoofed in Family Guy: Hell Comes to Quahog (2006) See more »

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Oxalá
Written by Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Performed by Madredeus
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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This movie is very funny.
11 September 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie and thought Jack Black was at his best in it. He carried the whole movie along with Gwyneth Paltrow and they both did an excellent job filling roles unlike any they have done before. Many people will like this non traditional comedy that has a strong moral message. If you are someone who enjoys a lighthearted meaningful story than definitely see this movie. Don't be fooled by reviews that say it makes fun of overweight people (only) because it's message is that size doesn't and shouldn't matter. Yes, the main characters are shallow and say some awful things, but their main purpose is to represent those of us who need to change the way we view and treat other human beings. I've always like Jack Black as a comedian but never pictured him as a "boyfriend" character until seeing this movie. He was able to transform the very shallow unappealing Hal into a very likeable person. See it for Gwyneth if anything, she is very cute in it.


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