Shallow Hal (2001)
Shallow Hal (2001) Genre(s): Comedy | Romance

Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Bruce McGill, Anthony Robbins, Susan Ward

Synopsis: Tony Robbins gives Hal the ability to see the inner beauty in the women he meets.

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Ripley's movie review

After the Leafs got themselves booted out of the playoffs, I thought maybe watching a movie would help my mood. This seemed like a good choice because I figured it would be either offensive, giving me an outlet for my frustration, or totally mindless.

It was both and neither. A lot of the humour was juvenile but there was some heart hidden underneath all of the ‘rhino’ and ‘dog’ jokes. And Paltrow and Black were both good.

I can't really recommend it but it did hold my attention for the entire time.

Added 23 April 2003 at 2:06 AM

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