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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

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?


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


When Grace is in the bedroom with her flirt Gerry, his shirt is open when he comes from the bathroom, then buttoned when they have a talk. Then, he stands up and closes it. 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

During the credits an out take is shown of Gary's imagining of night gone wrong See more »


References Family Guy (1999) See more »


Walking on a Dream
Written by Jonathan Sloan, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore
Performed by Empire of the Sun
Courtesy of The Sleepy Jackson Pty Ltd and EMI Music Australia
Under license form EMI Film & Television Music
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Right movie right time for me
3 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This did make me laugh, one of those right movie at the right time scenarios because it really is pretty dumb. Lots of gross out raunchy humour thanks to the Farrelly brothers.

The plot is nothing remarkable, predictable even but honestly that's not what I'm watching a movie like this for; following two best buds (Owen Wilson & Jason Sudeikis) who are granted permission to take a week off of marriage, only to realize that the reality of single life is not as appealing as they remember after bumbling in their efforts to "charm" women.

A couple of scenes that I really laughed at were the girl "sneezing" into the bathtub and the gym-hot-tub-penis scene. Too funny. Yeah its a "naughty marriage comedy" that I'll probably watch again. 09.13

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