Shallow HalThe story revolves around Hal who, taking his dying father's advice, dates only the embodiments of female physical perfection. But eventually, Hal falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her 'inner beauty'.Keywords:
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Directors of "Shallow Hal"Bobby FarrellyBirthdate: 17 June 1958, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USAPeter FarrellyBirthdate: 17 December 1956, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
Creators of "Shallow Hal"Sean MoynihanPeter FarrellyBirthdate: 17 December 1956, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
Critic Reviews of "Shallow Hal"VarietyOctober 18, 2008
With the relatively untested Black coming on awfully strong, the lack of directorial finesse lets the enterprise down, creating some clunky scenes and dead air where laughs might have been expected.Time OutJune 24, 2006
The film is not as funny as their best, but fascinates in the discomforting way it foregrounds the brothers' normally buried, facile moral dialectic.Ebert & RoeperNovember 27, 2001
We've seen so many crummy comedies that try to be There's Something About Mary or something like this. And the Farrelly brothers come to the rescue and show us how it's done.Rolling StoneNovember 24, 2001
The film itself is little more than a series of fat jokes.Village VoiceNovember 13, 2001
Not only light on laughs but discomfitingly didactic in its disgust.Washington PostNovember 09, 2001
Makes the case for restricting the Farrellys to mere gross-out movies.Common Sense MediaDecember 28, 2010
Romantic comedy is pretty tame for Farrelly Bros.EmanuelLevy.ComJanuary 13, 2007
The Farrellys take an artistic step backward with this soft, disappointingly sentimental comedy about the true nature of beauty; they seem to have forgotten their roots in the outrageous and gross-out.Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
[An] insulting new comedy from Bobby and Peter Farrelly.RTÉ (Ireland)February 13, 2003
There's just about enough charm and laughs here to keep Farrelly fans happy. Even the fat ones.Window to the MoviesJanuary 12, 2003
In delivering their message, the Farrelly Brothers seem to have compromised their nothing-is-sacred comedy spirit, but at least their hearts are in the right place.The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)October 14, 2002
When the final act descends into preachiness, it's nearly earned the indulgence.
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