Shallow Hal

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"True love is worth the weight."
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 6.0  (141,193)
  • 48

Shallow Hal is a romantic comedy from 2001 that stars Jack Black as Hal, a man who is obsessed with physical beauty and judges women solely on their looks. Hal is not exactly a catch himself, but he is delusional enough to believe that he deserves a supermodel wife. He is fixated on finding the perfect woman, and he cannot see past superficial appearances.

Hal's obsession with physical beauty is put to the test when he is hypnotized by self-help guru Tony Robbins, who teaches him to see people for who they are on the inside, rather than judging them based on their outward appearance. The next day, Hal meets Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), a smart and kind-hearted woman who is overweight. However, Hal sees her as an extremely beautiful and slender woman, thanks to his new perspective.

Hal is ecstatic to have finally found the woman of his dreams, but his best friend Mauricio (Jason Alexander) is skeptical of his sudden change in taste. Mauricio tries to convince Hal that he is being delusional, but Hal is convinced that Rosemary is his soulmate. Despite the disapproval of his friends and family, Hal pursues a relationship with Rosemary.

As Hal and Rosemary get to know each other better, Hal realizes that she is not only beautiful on the inside but also on the outside. His perception of beauty has changed, and he sees Rosemary for who she truly is, rather than just as a physical appearance. However, Mauricio remains unimpressed and tries to sabotage their relationship at every turn.

As Hal and Rosemary's relationship deepens, Hal struggles to reconcile his new perspective with the rest of the world. He is constantly judged and ridiculed for being in a relationship with Rosemary, who is not conventionally attractive, and he tries to defend her against those who criticize her appearance. When Rosemary finds out the truth about Hal's original perception of her, she is hurt and leaves him, but Hal learns to accept her for who she is, regardless of what others might think.

Shallow Hal is a heartfelt and humorous comedy that explores the themes of inner beauty, self-worth, and social perception. The movie challenges the audience to see past surface appearances and to value people for their inner qualities rather than solely on their physical appearance. The film also features great performances by Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jason Alexander, who bring their characters to life with humor and heart. Overall, Shallow Hal is a fun and lighthearted movie with a refreshing message that is still relevant today.

Shallow Hal is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 48.

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    6.0  (141,193)
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