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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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Mauricio
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Rene Kirby ...
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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The Biggest Love Story Ever Told. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Amor ciego  »

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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Trivia

After getting into her make up for the first time, Gwyneth Paltrow spent the rest of the day walking around in public. No one recognized her, and she used people's reaction to her as an obese woman to help understand her character in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Hal is talking to the hostess right before Mauricio "heals" him, the movements of the hostess' "ugly" reflection in the mirror do not match the "pretty" hostess' movements. See more »

Quotes

[Walt puts on a pair of rubber gloves]
Nurse Tanya Peeler: What are those for?
Walt: You ever walked through a truck-stop men's room on your hands?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, pictures of the crew are shown as their names appear. We also see scenes of a deleted horseback sequence. See more »

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Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

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Ipanema Dreaming
Written and Performed by Daniel May
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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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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