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Hall Pass (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 February 2011 (USA)
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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

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Good for one week off marriage. See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£900,936 (UK) (11 March 2011)

Gross:

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

Richard Jenkins lives in Cumberland, RI, where the Farrelly brothers grew up. See more »

Goofs

When Rick goes into the gym to sign-up, the assistant gives him a clipboard for his details, but there is one already there (possibly from a previous take) which he goes to fill in instead. In the next scene, there is only one clipboard. See more »

Quotes

Rick: You were my first. You were my last and you've been everything in between.
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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 »

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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Everywhere I Go
Written by Elisabeth Maurus and Curt Schneider (as Curtis Schneider)
Performed by Lissie
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Farrelly Brothers Rusty
12 June 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The Farrelly brothers have some serious hits under their belt: Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal and Stuck on You. They took somewhat of a writing break between Heartbreak Kid and this movie, Hall Pass. I think they got rusty.

There was the typical Farrelly humor with strong and explicit sexual references but very little humor beyond that. I don't know if the movie was poorly written, poorly executed or just a bad idea altogether but I did not like it.

The cast were A listers: Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate and the up and coming Jason Sudeikis, yet there was no synergy between them. Furthermore, I think Owen Wilson was outside of his element. I don't think Owen Wilson has much range as and actor. Some roles fit him and others don't; this role didn't fit him. I first saw Jason Sudeikis in Horrible Bosses and I was impressed. I don't think he did a bad job in this movie, but I stopped it during the Jason Sudeikis self-pleasuring scene. The movie was already teetering on mediocrity before that and that scene did it for me.

The Farrelly brothers are superb writers and I'm sure they'll bounce back, but this was a swing and a miss. Dumb and Dumber To is coming out soon, I really hope they put their all into it to make it as classic as the first.


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