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Shallow Hal
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Year: 2001
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby Surround / Spanish: Dolby Surround / French: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English, French & Spanish / Subtitled

Synopsis

Directed by the guys who brought you There’s Something About Mary and Me,Myself & Irene, this heavyweight hit comedy is “heartwarming and hilarious — an unbeatable combination!” (WFLD-TV) Jack Black is Shallow Hal, a superficial skirt chaser who, after a mind-altering experience with a self-help guru, doesn’t realize that his gorgeous girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow) is actually a 300-pound not-so-hottie. Meanwhile, Hal’s playboy pal Mauricio (Jason Alexander) is determined to break the spell before someone gets...squashed! Packed with loads of laughs and nonstop fun, it’s the biggest love story ever told!

Disc Information

**Full-Length Audio Commentary by Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
**11 Deleted Scenes with Optional Farrelly Brothers Commentary
**HBO Making Of Special
**Comedy Central’s Reel Comedy: Shallow Hal
**Music Video: “Wall in Your Heart” by Shelby Lynne
**Seeing Through the Layers Makeup Featurette
**In at the Deep End with Shallow Hal Stunts Featurette

Cast & Crew

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Rosemary Shanahan
Jack Black ... Hal Larsen
Jason Alexander ... Mauricio
Joe Viterelli ... Steve Shanahan
Rene Kirby ... Walt
Bruce McGill ... Reverend Larson
Tony Robbins ... Himself

Reviews

Richard Roeper Ebert & Roeper | November 27, 2001

We've seen so many crummy comedies that try to be There's Something About Mary or something like this. And the Farrelly brothers come to the rescue and show us how it's done.

Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle | November 09, 2001

It gets away with fat jokes at the same time it seems to be on the side of the angels and inner beauty.

Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com | November 09, 2001

May be the best Farrellys movie yet, even though it doesn't live up to the pair's usual level of uproarious, crass comic genius.

Joe Baltake Sacramento Bee | November 09, 2001

As with Cameron Diaz in There's Something about Mary, Bobby and Peter Farrelly and their film are saved by an actress who's a very good sport.

Jan Stuart Newsday | November 09, 2001

Paltrow's intelligence has the effect of adding weight, as it were, to a thin visual joke.

Eric Harrison Houston Chronicle | November 09, 2001

Who among us doesn't need to be reminded now and then how dumb and hurtful it is to judge people based on how they look?

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | November 09, 2001

Often very funny, but it is also surprisingly moving at times.

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