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Shallow Hal

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Shallow Hal

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
114 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/09/01
performer:
Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Anthony Robbins, Susan Ward
director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Bobby Farrelly
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

What makes for a passable soundtrack — familiar songs by quality artists and one bright discovery? Here PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, and Shelby Lynne provide the quality — and the bright discovery is Rosey, whose percussive white-grrrl funk falls somewhere between Dave Matthews and Chaka Khan. Add a stark Neil Young classic, and not even Darius Rucker’s turgid solo debut can drag this solid, if unambitious, album below C level.

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