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Hall Pass (2011)

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Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

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Pete Jones (screenplay), Peter Farrelly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Rick
Jason Sudeikis ... Fred
Jenna Fischer ... Maggie
Christina Applegate ... Grace
Nicky Whelan ... Leigh
Richard Jenkins ... Coakley
Stephen Merchant ... Gary
Larry Joe Campbell ... Hog-Head
Bruce Thomas ... Rick Coleman
Tyler Hoechlin ... Gerry
Derek Waters ... Brent
Alexandra Daddario ... Paige
Rob Moran ... Ed Long
Lauren Bowles ... Britney
Christa Beth Campbell ... Emma (as Christa Campbell)
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Storyline

A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. Written by rcso411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One week. No rules. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hall Pass See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,374, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$45,060,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,160,734
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set up at 20th Century Fox. Once the Farrelly brothers signed on to direct, they took the film to New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.. See more »

Goofs

When Grace is in the bedroom with her flirt Gerry, his shirt is open when he comes from the bathroom, then buttoned when they have a talk. Then, he stands up and closes it. See more »

Quotes

[Fred is moaning, the male cop knocks on the window]
Male Cop: Are you okay?
Grace: Don't worry. This isn't what it looks like.
Fred: Yeah, it isn't.
Grace: I was giving him a faux-job.
Male Cop: A faux-job?
Female Cop: Yeah, that's when a woman goes south on a man but she doesn't use her mouth. So she uses her hands and makes noises.
Fred: Wait, what?
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References A Beautiful Mind (2001) See more »

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Tighten Up
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2 May 2013 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This movie was about two married guys who get a "hall pass" from their marriages, granted from their wives. One of them is given to him voluntarily, the other one pretty much forces it out of her. They pretty much have a week to do "as they please" with other women as one of the wives has had enough with his "noticing" other women.

While the idea is clever and decently executed, and there were some funny scenes and I liked the "Law & Order" spoof parts, I felt like the raunchy humor and "potty mouthed" jokes damaged it. While that could have helped in other films, it didn't really help here.

The cast (especially the leads) was decent and worked well together. You might like this if you are a comedy fan.

** out of ****


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