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Shallow Hal [Widescreen]
Shallow Hal
Widescreen
Actors: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     2002     1hr 53min

A hypnotized playboy (Jack Black) who can only see "inner beauty" doesn't realize that his gorgeous girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow) is actually a 300-pound-not-so-hottie. "Heartwarming and hilarious" (WFLD-TV), it's the BIGGE...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Creators: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler, Sean Moynihan
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Farrelly Brothers, Love & Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/02/2002
Original Release Date: 11/09/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 21
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Kathleen P. from OAKLAND, CA
Reviewed on 1/1/2015...
Sweet, sweet movie, so lovely it made me laugh and cry. Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow were both terrific.
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It's not so shallow after all...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 07/02/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Its funny when you walk into a movie expecting cheap laughs and wind up rather impressed with how emotionally centered the film wound up being. That is kind of the feeling I get with `Shallow Hal'. Sure, some of the laughs are cheap and this is by no means an Oscar contending `message film', but there is a surprising depth found in this `shallow' film.

The film revolves around Hal, a looks obsessed man who is rather obnoxious and is virtually alone thanks to his `high standards' and lack of any real tact. He is constantly warned by others to look for the inner beauty, but he basically refuses to do so, instead divulging his time seeking after hot-tail that always turn him down. He's saddled with a possibly even shallower best friend who uses the minutest of reasons to disregard the women he is with (and how he manages to get the woman he is with is beyond my comprehension). When Hal winds up stuck in an elevator with a hypnotist his disease is cured and he is given a new outlook on women. He only sees their inner beauty. So, when he meets the obese Rosemary, he sees the gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow.

The humor here is surprisingly subtle, which I wholeheartedly enjoyed. Sure, I love it when the Farrelly brothers go overboard (well, sometimes) but it was nice to see them wear their hearts on their sleeves for a change.

Now, as some may be aware, I am not a huge Jack Black fan. I kind of find him `too much'. There is a lot going on with his `humor', but not enough payoff in my book. Here though, he actually follows through and delivers probably his finest comedic performance. It's outlandish (as are all of his offerings) but there is an emotional depth to his antics that he doesn't often find. Gwyneth Paltrow is the real treasure here though. Despite her radiant beauty, she understands how to play Rosemary in a way that makes us wholly aware of her awkwardness. She effortlessly puts on the front of being overweight while looking next to angelic. Aside from the physical acting she captures, Paltrow also handles the films comedic and dramatic layers like a pro.

I really wish we saw MORE of her.

Like some have mentioned, the humor is subtle and at times it can seem as though the film forewent the laughs all together, but I think that in the end this serves the film well because it creates a more heartfelt and `poignant' feel."