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Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 November 2001 (USA)
A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".
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Hal
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Himself (as Tony Robbins)
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Ralph
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Katrina
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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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The Biggest Love Story Ever Told. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

Amor ciego  »

Box Office

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,518,295 (USA) (11 November 2001)

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$70,836,296 (USA) (31 March 2002)
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In Roger Ebert's review he states, "Only the most attentive audience members will catch the Farrellys' subtle reference to a famous poem by Emily Dickinson." Ebert's reference is to a fly that buzzes in the death scene of Hal's father; the poem is, "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died" See more »

Goofs

When Mauricio confronts Hal in the gym, Hal's weights on the pull-down change from a group of five to a group of three. See more »

Quotes

Jen: Hal, we all know you're as deep as a puddle but this just flat out sucks.
Artie: If you had one ounce of integrity left, you would break it off immediately... before you hurt the poor girl.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, pictures of the crew are shown as their names appear. We also see scenes of a deleted horseback sequence. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Hell Comes to Quahog (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Roy's Toy
Written by Jeff Beck, Aidan Love and Andy Wright
Performed by Jeff Beck
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Warm, romantic, and funny.
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Guys, let me hand you one piece of advice. If you have a girlfriend or S.O. of another designation who has self-esteem issues, sit down with her and introduce her to this movie. I can't recommend it enough. It's the kind of romantic comedy that you can both enjoy evenly, without one of you or the other gritting their teeth and trying to make it look like a smile. Yes, it shows people being shallow, callous, and sometimes mean, but it also portrays some of those same people growing, maturing, and taking on depth. The casting is great. Gwyneth Paltrow is cute and sweet, and Jack Black walks the line between comedic goofball and serious romantic very well. Sure, there's a predictable happy ending, but the most popular romance stories tend to have that in common. Romeo and Juliet isn't everyone's cup of chai, after all. There are laughs, but this movie has heart, too. 10 out of 10. Both thumbs way up.


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