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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:
59640
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

In Shallow Hal, the usually antic Jack Black goes bland as Hal Larsen, a genial guy with a superficial flaw: He only goes after gorgeous women from the land of Hot. After an impromptu session with self-help coach Tony Robbins, suddenly all Hal can see is the inner beauty of people, and he finds himself smitten by beautiful but big Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow, emoting admirably in a fat suit). The Farrelly brothers temper their trademark gross-outs with a nice look-at-what’s-inside message, but the thin, tame jokes end up blanching this softhearted comedy.

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