Shallow Hal

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"Are You A Shallow Guy?"
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 5.9  (128,453)
  • 48

Shallow Hal, starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, is about a man named Hal who learns a lesson about inner beauty. After a traumatizing death-bed conversation with his father when he was about nine years old, Hal has only focused on physical attractiveness. Hal is constantly chasing after girls who are a lot more attractive than he is. As a result, he finds himself getting rejected at a rapid rate. After being trapped in an elevator with a self-help guru, he starts seeing beautiful women everywhere. And even more surprising, they seem interested in him as well. One day, he meets a very attractive woman named Rosemary. She is beautiful, funny and kind. Hal does not see that Rosemary is actually extremely obese; he can only see the beauty within. There are many hilarious instances where what he sees and what is real are hard to reconcile. He is shocked when Rosemary can put away a giant lunch, and even more surprised when she breaks the chair at a restaurant. When he visits children at a burn ward, he doesn't see their injuries either. But he does see the nurse who is physically attractive, but mean on the inside, as an ugly, old hag. Hal's best friend, who is just as shallow as Hal, is able to see the difference, and he wants his friend back the way he was. He finds the self-help guy and asks to have him change Hal back to the way he was. The self-help guy tells the best friend the secret to reversing the hypnosis. Once Hal can actually see Rosemary's physique, he has second thoughts. The trouble really begins once Rosemary sees Hal on another date with a thin, attractive woman after he blew her off. Rosemary is shocked and hurt. Hal is confused. He will have to decide once and for all what really matters to him, or he may loose Rosemary forever.

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal

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Shallow Hal, starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, is about a man named Hal who learns a lesson about inner beauty. After a traumatizing death-bed conversation with his father when he was about nine years old, Hal has only focused on physical attractiveness. Hal is constantly chasing after girls who are a lot more attractive than he is. As a result, he finds himself getting rejected at a rapid rate.

After being trapped in an elevator with a self-help guru, he starts seeing beautiful women everywhere. And even more surprising, they seem interested in him as well. One day, he meets a very attractive woman named Rosemary. She is beautiful, funny and kind. Hal does not see that Rosemary is actually extremely obese; he can only see the beauty within.

There are many hilarious instances where what he sees and what is real are hard to reconcile. He is shocked when Rosemary can put away a giant lunch, and even more surprised when she breaks the chair at a restaurant. When he visits children at a burn ward, he doesn't see their injuries either. But he does see the nurse who is physically attractive, but mean on the inside, as an ugly, old hag.

Hal's best friend, who is just as shallow as Hal, is able to see the difference, and he wants his friend back the way he was. He finds the self-help guy and asks to have him change Hal back to the way he was. The self-help guy tells the best friend the secret to reversing the hypnosis. Once Hal can actually see Rosemary's physique, he has second thoughts.

The trouble really begins once Rosemary sees Hal on another date with a thin, attractive woman after he blew her off. Rosemary is shocked and hurt. Hal is confused. He will have to decide once and for all what really matters to him, or he may loose Rosemary forever.

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 5.9 and a MetaScore of 48.

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  • Release Date
    2001
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 53 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (128,453)
  • Metascore
    48