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 largely 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
Jack Black and Jason Alexander have both worked with members of the Stiller family of actors. Jack Black has his numerous film collaborations with Ben Stiller, whose father Jerry Stiller acted alongside Jason Alexander on the popular NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1989) as father and son Frank and George Costanza. See more »
When Rosemary cuts the cake the cake is a two layer cake with vanilla on top and chocolate on the bottom. The next shot it is two layers of chocolate. The final shot of the cake the chocolate layer has switched positions. The knife is in a different position in each shot. The size of the slice taken out also gets smaller in each shot. See more »
[when Hal tries to point out Rosemary]
Is she... behind the rhino?
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While the credits roll, the photos of all crew members involved in the making the film are shown. See more »
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An enjoyable flick.
Part comedy, drama, and romance this one was a rather good little movie to watch. Black and Paltrow were great and Jason Alexander was hilarious. The movie is about a guy named Hal who is a rather decent guy, but he has a problem. When picking women he only looks at the outer beauty of a woman...this is explained in the opening scene. Hal gets trapped in an elevator with a guy who opens Hal's mind to the inner beauty of women. Hal then suddenly finds the more unattractive girls perfect for him and this leads to some funny scenes. This also leads him to Rose Mary a gal he finds perfect, but everyone else sees a 300lb gal. This movie says a lot about how shallow our society is and does a good job of it. Though I don't think every unattractive or fat gal is beautiful on the inside and every attractive gal is ugly on the inside as the movie implies. The movie also could have been more clear that people Hal already knows would still look the same. I just wish ladies were as open and approachable as the movie portrays.
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