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Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 November 2001 (USA)
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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rosemary
... Hal
... Mauricio
... Steve Shanahan
Rene Kirby ... Walt
... Reverend Larson
... Himself (as Tony Robbins)
... Jill
... Ralph
... Katrina
... Second Tiffany
Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani ... Li'iBoy
... Artie
... Jen
... Nurse Tanya Peeler
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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True Love Is Worth The Weight! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Fox

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9 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor ciego  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,518,295, 11 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,836,296, 31 March 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,069,860, 1 September 2012
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Trivia

The actress that plays Nurse Tanya is the real-life mother of the actor that plays Ralph. See more »

Goofs

Level of wine in both glasses when Rosemary and Hal are at dinner. See more »

Quotes

Jill: Hal... I'm not attracted to you.
Hal: So what? What, you think that everyone who goes out are always attracted to each other? Get real!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the TV version, after the Seabrook tribute, the character Walt is shown skiing and then what appears to be an unused scene of the 'thin' Rosemary dragging a collapsed horse in front of bemused cowhands. See more »


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Never Forget Where I'm From
Written by Justin Kawika Young and Kekama Emmsley
Performed by Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani (as Joshua "Li'iboy" Shintani)
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Warm, romantic, and funny.
15 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Guys, let me hand you one piece of advice. If you have a girlfriend or S.O. of another designation who has self-esteem issues, sit down with her and introduce her to this movie. I can't recommend it enough. It's the kind of romantic comedy that you can both enjoy evenly, without one of you or the other gritting their teeth and trying to make it look like a smile. Yes, it shows people being shallow, callous, and sometimes mean, but it also portrays some of those same people growing, maturing, and taking on depth. The casting is great. Gwyneth Paltrow is cute and sweet, and Jack Black walks the line between comedic goofball and serious romantic very well. Sure, there's a predictable happy ending, but the most popular romance stories tend to have that in common. Romeo and Juliet isn't everyone's cup of chai, after all. There are laughs, but this movie has heart, too. 10 out of 10. Both thumbs way up.


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