Shallow Hal 2001 Subtitles

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Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this Farrelly brothers comedy. Hal Larson (Black) is a typical Joe Blow when it comes to his aspirations for a date - he likes women who are magazine beautiful and doesn't care about personality.

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Jack Black,Gwyneth Paltrow
Runtime:
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow
Supporting actors Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Anthony Robbins, Susan Ward, Zen Gesner, Brooke Burns, Rob Moran
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Firth on 27 Aug. 2006
Format: DVD
..... a film that proves looks arent everything. even though it's done in a comedy way, it still is giving that message. (even though i think some people are more concerned about the quality of comedy rather than the actual meaning of the film).

The bit where Hal goes back to the hospital and sees the little girl 'Kadence' with her burns is a very touching scene. and i loved the guy who walks on his hands. :)

I loved Jack Black too, i thought he was really funny. And Gwyneth Paltrow was brill as the self - concious large Rosemary.

A very good, funny and touching film. a must see!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Spare-Time Critic on 27 Aug. 2002
Format: DVD
Well, all right, this movie isn't falling-down hilariously funny, but it's a far cry above the gross-out "comedies" that are popular at the moment. All too often a movie that's meant to be funny turns out merely crude and vulgar. I, for one, was pleasantly surprised by Shallow Hal.
The plot, as you already know, is about a guy who is completely focussed on women's outward beauty, to the exclusion of all else. He considers himself a playboy, and can't understand why he can't keep a girlfriend. After a mental adjustment from a motivational guru, he begins to see each woman's inner (not outward) beauty. The joke is, he really SEES them as who they are inside... leading to his falling head over heels for a very large woman named Rosy, played by the ultra-slim Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a costume that must've weighed more than she does!
The difference in perception between what he sees and what really is forms the basis for the humour in the movie. Yes, there are "fat jokes" in the movie, but that's to be expected considering the plot. For instance, it wouldn't be nice to make fun of an overweight woman whose chair collapses beneath her at a diner, but when it's a girl who can't possibly weigh 120, the ludicrousness of it catches you off guard. That's the type of humour the movie trades in, so if you think you'll be offended, you probably shouldn't watch.
Overall, the movie's message is good: People deserve to be treated with respect no matter what they look like on the outside; it's what's inside that counts. And there are poignant moments, such as when Hal, in the Pediatric Unit of a hospital, realizes how shallow he really is.
I thought it was a good attempt; it definitely had its amusing moments, and a unique way of making its point.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 April 2005
Format: DVD
I loved this film! A lot of new comedies do not make me laugh as much as Shallow Hal did. I have already watched this film twice in the past 2 months because it just cheers me up!
Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ellie on 4 May 2009
Format: DVD
From the DVD case, this film looks like it is not going to be too good. Yet if you give it the chance it deserves, and 'don't judge a book by its cover', you will realise how good it actually is. The plot is basically about a man who only judges women from what they look like, before his perceptions are altered, and the beauty within women reflects on their beauty outside. And so, he falls in love with a beautiful woman, who he does not realise is actually fat. Yes, the plot IS cheesy, but it manages to become a beautiful film, when Jack Black's character realises that he loves his obese girlfriend, because of what she is inside. There is a scene in this which almost brought me to tears - after Hal's perceptions are re-altered, he realises that a little girl whom he played The Kissing Game with is actually a burn victim. This scene was beautifully done. Obviously, the message of this film is about seeing the inner beauty of individuals, and Shallow Hal brings it across almost too easily. A must-see.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 17 Oct. 2006
Format: DVD
This is a great movie, very funny indeed. Gwyneth Paltrow is brilliant in here but Jack Black is SUPERB in here, the RIGHT actor for this type of film! He is just funny from start to finish! Go and buy this film!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JackBlack on 25 Oct. 2004
Format: DVD
Although it doesnt have the most intellectual plots (mans dying wishes for his son to only date women of bodily perfection) but as with all of Black's films your guaranteed a few laughs. Get it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 May 2013
Format: DVD
Jack Black stars as Hal, a shallow man who only dates woman that fit his perfect, physical, beauty benchmark. A chance meeting in a broken down lift with self-help guru Tony Robbins (RL celebrity life coach), Hal pours his heart out & Tony hypnotizes him into seeing the inner beauty in people & not they're physical looks. Not soon after Hal has a series of comedic turns with ladies who he see's as beautiful, particularly, Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow -Seven). A large gal who Hal see's as Paltrow's slim self, and falls head over heels in love. But Hal's best friend Mauricio (Jason Alexander -Seinfeld) can't bare to see him like this & sticks his oar in with disastrous consequences as comedy, mayhem & a heartfelt message ensue.

Written & directed by the Farrelly brothers (There's Something About Mary) this heartfelt comedy is along the same lines as that offering in terms of it's humor, but not just a dumb comedy, it has a message to teach us all, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is the main reason i love this movie so much, is that it doesn't go with childish fat jokes all the time and teaches us that this behavior is wrong, as we have a laugh & a bit of a cry as well along the way. It is a really well presented film that uses a great idea, where Hal see's what people perceive as less attractive woman/men as beautiful due to they're personality. And we catch glimpses of what they really look like & what Hal see's, which is done amazingly well.
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