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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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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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According to the DVD commentary, the Farrelly brothers stated that the line, "Well I can squeeze them and that's real enough for me" was changed to avoid a R rating by the MPAA. The original quote from the script was, "Well I could suck on them and that's real enough for me". See more »

Goofs

In the dinner scene between Hal and Rosemary's father, the lighting quickly changes from dark to bright behind Hal's right shoulder, then later cuts back to the original correct lighting. See more »

Quotes

Mauricio: Hey Hal, come look at this turd! It looks like Klinger from M.A.S.H.!
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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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