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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

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Good for one week off marriage. See more »

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

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25 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Pase libre  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,535,374 (USA) (25 February 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 pulls up to the beach house, the driver's side of the van isn't vandalized. In the next scene, outside with Fred and Grace, it is vandalized again. See more »

Quotes

[Brent defaces Fred's car after Rick drove in it]
Brent: [to Rick] How do you like me now, golden boy?
Fred: Moron, this is MY car!
Brent: Oh, this is your car?
Fred: Yeah!
Brent: Oh, I'm so sorry...
[smashes a window]
Brent: Does it look like I give a shit, pudgy boy?
Fred: [to Rick] Why am I pudgy boy?
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In addition to borrowing sound cues from Law & Order (1990), the end credits before they begin to scroll are in the same font and are presented the same as those in the TV series. See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Hits from the Bong
Written by B-Real (as Louis Freeze), John Hurley, Larry Muggerud and Ronnie Wilkins
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Son Of A Preacher Man"
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A little bit of raunch and a lot of heart...
16 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was written and directed by The Farrelly Brothers. They've done There's Something About Mary, Kingpin and Dumb & Dumber. They've actually tamed down over the past few years and started doing some movies with heart (Shallow Hal, Fever Pitch). This one is actually a cross between Mary and Hal. It's raunchy in some places but for the most part, it's got a lot of heart.

Rick (Wilson) is given a week off from marriage by his wife, Maggie (Fischer). Fred (Sudeikis) is also given a week off from marriage from his wife, Grace (Applegate). Of course, this would never happen in real life... no self-respecting woman would ever do this to herself. Since this is the movies, Maggie and Grace's reasoning behind this is... let the dogs off the leash and they'll no longer want to have affairs. It's actually pretty funny on how they both earned their hall passes in the first place. I won't say anything, you can just watch it.

The movie starts out just fine, kind of lags in the middle (Day 1 through 4 of said titular hall pass) and then picks up again near the end. Speaking of the ending, it gets a little madcap and over-the-top for my taste, I felt like I was watching an episode of Benny Hill. All they needed was the music and it would have been like a 2011 update. I felt like there was a lot more territory to explore in this premise and yes, I get that men over 40 tire out sooner, that their lives have slowed down... but still. i just felt like something was missing.

The main reason to watch Hall Pass is the comic performances by Wilson and Sudeikis and the hilarious exchange of dialog between them and their friends (Merchant, Campbell, Smoove) and some pretty funny bits about them trying to 'play out of their league'. Practically anybody could have played the wives, because Applegate and Fischer bring absolutely nothing to the party but a familiar face and name. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: B-


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