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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 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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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 »


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

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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

Cameo: Lyndon Byers former Boston Bruins player and Boston radio personality as one of the hecklers outside the restaurant. See more »

Goofs

After Rosemary cuts a "sliver" of cake, the size of the slice shrinks from a third of the cake to just over a quarter of the cake. See more »

Quotes

Mauricio: Hey Hal, come look at this turd! It looks like Klinger from M.A.S.H.!
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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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Referenced in Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004) See more »

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Stan Gets Me
Written by Lars Luis Linek (as Lars-Luis Linek)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music LLC
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Pretty Funny Film With A Good Message
25 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Do you judge a person - particularly a woman - by her outward appearance? If you do, you're "shallow" and that's the message played out in this comedy.

The humor in here is good, very funny in spots. There are plenty of jokes and sight gags. If you are obese and very sensitive, then skip this film because you won't appreciate some of the humor in this film. But, if you can laugh at yourself, you'll enjoy it too - and especially the message this film brings.

Jack Black was pretty much of an unknown actor when this came out, but he's well-known now after School Of Rock, King Kong and other films. Gwyneth Paltrow everyone knows. She looked very pretty in here, maybe the best I've ever seen her. Jason Alexander and Joe Viterelli provide good supporting help. By the way, it was strange hearing Viterelli with an Irish accent. This is a guy who almost always plays Mafia types.

The only thing offensive to me was the beginning with some irreverent humor that was not needed, not part of the story, just a cheap shot against ministers. Also, for a lightweight comedy, the profanity could have been less. Can't someone make a modern-day comedy without language and sex issues? I wish someone would at least try. It can be done - just look at the classics!

Anyway, this is still a pretty funny story with, of course, a good message about judging a book by its cover.


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