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Hall Pass (2011)

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Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.


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A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. Written by rcso411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Good for one week off marriage. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pase libre  »

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Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,535,374 (USA) (25 February 2011)


$45,045,037 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hairstyle and fashion used in the movie was circa 1970's although the storyline and even the soundtracks are based in the 21st century See more »


When Brent is vandalizing the minivan. he smashes the front windshield, and it shatters. However, windshields are made of laminated safety glass and are designed to not shatter. See more »


Coakley: [to Fred] Where're you going? You found your dream girl, now take her back to the hotel and... take care of business!
Fred: We don't have a lot in common, I can't even talk to her!
Coakley: Talk to her? Fred, what do you want? A pen-pal, or a poon-pal?
Fred: I only got one shot at this, okay? I think I can do better!
Coakley: Every loser in Vegas thinks they can do better! You know what winners do? They walk away from the table while they're up!
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: the cops discover Fred moaning in his car again, but discover Grace is giving him a faux-job. See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.102 (2011) See more »


Waking Up To Me
Written by Paul Plissey
Performed by Ellis Paul
Courtesy of Black Wolf Records
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User Reviews

Criminally Underrated!
26 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hall Pass is definitely a sweet and raucous film that is vastly underrated. I almost skipped this movie because of the bad things I was hearing about it. But because it has Owen Wilson starring and that talented Farrelly Brothers at the helm, I decided to give this film a shot. There are better R-rated comedies out there, but this still is a respectable one with lots of funny and dramatic moments.

This film is about two friends who are given hall passes from their wives. That pretty much means they can do whatever they want as they get a week off from their marriages. But will they be doing the right thing?.....

Owen Wilson always gives off a certain charm no matter what movie he is in. He played more of the straight-laced guy here but he still was good. I think Jason Sudekis will be a big comedy star because he had some really funny moments.

Overall, Hall Pass is another good entry in the R-rated comedy category of which 2011 was famous for. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from beginning to end. There are a few stretches that are meant to be funny but really are not. But, most comedies are like that. I rate this film 8/10.

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