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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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Steve Shanahan
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Himself (as Tony Robbins)
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Ralph
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Katrina
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Second Tiffany
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Jen
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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 largely 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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Amor ciego  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,518,295, 11 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,836,296, 31 March 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,069,860, 1 September 2012
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Trivia

Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani's casting as Li'iBoy was a complete accident. While vacationing in Hawaii, sightseeing by car, Peter Farrelly passed Shintani he sat outside a public library, playing his ukelele. Farrelly knew Shintani would be perfect for a role, asking him to come to Los Angeles for a screen test, where Shintani was immediately cast. 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 »

Quotes

Rosemary: Is that a Member's Only jacket?
Mauricio: Yes.
Rosemary: So what are you, the last member?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Walt prepares to go skiing. See more »

Connections

References Grease 2 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An enjoyable flick.
11 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Part comedy, drama, and romance this one was a rather good little movie to watch. Black and Paltrow were great and Jason Alexander was hilarious. The movie is about a guy named Hal who is a rather decent guy, but he has a problem. When picking women he only looks at the outer beauty of a woman...this is explained in the opening scene. Hal gets trapped in an elevator with a guy who opens Hal's mind to the inner beauty of women. Hal then suddenly finds the more unattractive girls perfect for him and this leads to some funny scenes. This also leads him to Rose Mary a gal he finds perfect, but everyone else sees a 300lb gal. This movie says a lot about how shallow our society is and does a good job of it. Though I don't think every unattractive or fat gal is beautiful on the inside and every attractive gal is ugly on the inside as the movie implies. The movie also could have been more clear that people Hal already knows would still look the same. I just wish ladies were as open and approachable as the movie portrays.


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