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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

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Himself (as Tony Robbins)
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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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9 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,277,183 (UK) (1 February 2002)

Gross:

$70,836,296 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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In the scene where Rosemary and Hal are walking along a street, and Rosemary is enjoying a caramel apple, the two pass by a glass window. In the reflection you can see Rosemary's true figure. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Mauricio: Hey, you got anything better to read? I gotta go fire off a missile.
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References Gidget (1959) See more »

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Cute little pic-not great but good.
17 August 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

Paltrow's pretty good here, I enjoyed this movie a lot. Not great but certainly good, carries a nice message and it's a good premise.

However, a lot of people did get offended by this. The movie kind of does that to itself-though the theme here is "everybodys' beautiful" etc etc and meant to look at how much women are judged by their looks, the movie wasn't as bold as it could have been. If it REALLY wanted to take hold of this issue there would have been more of the "heavy paltrow" not just a few quick shots. Shows the thin paltrow a lot more and it shouldn't. Does anyone get the feeling the movie was almost afraid of it's own subject matter? That's what takes the "oomph" out of the movie and makes it a sweet little picture rather then an outstanding film. Still, it's OK-I know many people, both heavy and thin who saw this, most were not offended by the picture but had the movie aimed for serious movie making instead of predictable Hollywood fare(the former would have been more appropriate for the subject matter at hand) the movie would have been a lot better.


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Am I the only one who found Rosemary unpleasant on the inside also? DjokerFan
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It's clearly unhealthy to be that heavy NoTacoNoTaco
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