#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a largely obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal’s equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis?
Plot: A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her “inner beauty”.
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Really good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
Now, I’m honestly not the biggest fans of this cast: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jason Alexander, but that’s not to discredit their acting abilities, and I don’t just limit that to these performances as everyone did a great job.
Because of the complexity of the story itself, they clearly wanted to make this as silly and palatable as possible so everything essentially has rounded corners and rubberized edges. Hal is purposely left as a generic stock character to endear the audience as lesser but relatable, when it’s actually a representation of the expectant audience. Mauricio is clearly a similar representation of our self-loathing, self-sabotaging selves: anytime we actually get something we think we might not deserve we take it away. Even Rosemarie is a generic representation of women’s self-view (granted it is wildly simplified in this “guy’s” movie), and by “blurring” the view between taught beauty (very clearly Jack learned from his dad) and personal connection you’re able to find real happiness with people that might actually matter to you past an image.
I and the movie aren’t “glorifying fatness” (people say weird stuff), you should of course continue to work and be the best version of you that you can be, but “but he/she/it is fat” shouldn’t be the only factor.
It touches on real issues in the work and that ruins the escapism for me a little bit, but it does it in such a odd, fun, philosophical way it’s easy enough to overlook.
Shallow Hal wants a gal.
Hal Larsen (Jack Black) only ever dates beautiful trophy women on account of advice he received on his death bed from his father. However, a chance meeting with a self-help guru helps him to see inner beauty first and foremost. Soon after, he falls in love with his boss’ severely overweight daughter, which as it raises eyebrows everywhere the couple go, Hal is oblivious as to what everyone else is on about.
Tender, sweet and subtle are not words one readily attributes to the Farrelly Brothers, but in Shallow Hal they have managed to blend all three with their penchant for close to the knuckle humour.
Gwyneth Paltrow in the dual role dons the fat-suit and once again showcases her unheralded comic timing, while Jack Black proves ebullient and engaging in a role that calls for him to shut out what he is actually meant to be seeing. In support Jason Alexander gets the weasel best friend comedy sidekick role, and is wonderfully abhorrent and good at keeping the cards close to his chest.
It’s never uproariously funny, but it doesn’t need to be, it tickles where it needs to, and it prods the emotional psyche with requisite impact. In a world that has become obsessed with the girth and weight of a person, especially with women – and as it happens is led by Hollywood, Shallow Hal is refreshing entertainment. 7/10
Hal: Shallow or Spiteful
“Shallow Hal” should be a harmless little morality play on finding inner beauty. It is, instead, a mean spirited film that seems to confirm all the things it preaches against.
Fat jokes and stereotypes abound; and may even have been funny if not so utterly far fetched. In one particularly stupid segment, the fat girl is so heavy she breaks her seat at a restaurant. Dumb, unkind and unlikely. Thirty minutes later: fat girl breaks another chair at a different restaurant.
How is Hal supposed to get beyond the unattractive fat? The fat girl herself thinks she’s unattractive. Her father also says she’s unattractive. At least Hal is shallow. What’s Dad’s excuse?
Fat people also have no manners. When offered a slice of cake, Rosemary breaks off one-third, grabs it in her bare hand, and walks off through her Dad’s office. Do the Farrelly’s really think this is how obese people behave? This may fly in “Dumb and Dumber”, but Paltrow’s character is far from dumb, she is after all educated and affluent.
To show us none of us is above being petty and judgmental, the Farrelly’s use a character with crippled, withered legs which drag behind him as he walks, doubled over on his hands. The device is particularily jarring. This characters big joke comes when during a road trip fuel stop when Hal asks why he’s donning rubber gloves. “Have you ever walked across a gas station restroom on with your bare hands,” he replies. Makes me long for the sophistication of “American Pie.”
“Shallow Hal” has it’s moments of brilliance, offering a look at the world from some radically different perspectives. But those moments are too few. Sitting through this movie left me with the same feeling I get when I hear a racist joke or see someone ridiculed.
Perhaps the working title was “Hateful Hal.” I can’t understand why people get so uptight about sex and nudity, when something obscene as this little flick slip under the radar.
I think I should watch it once more
A frustrating film in a way. I was hugely disappointed in it for a long while, but as the film progressed I kept wondering if my disappointment was merely a product of my unfair expectations. That’s probably the case. I expect a daring comedy from the Brothers Farrelly, but Shallow Hal is surprisingly low-key. It doesn’t go for easy laughs, as it easily could have done. The plot concerns a looks-obsessed guy (Jack Black) who is hypnotized into seeing the inner beauty of others. He falls in love with a fat woman who appears to him as Gwyneth Paltrow. When the film came out, a lot of people complained that this was terrible; he only loves her because he is attracted to Gwyneth Paltrow, not the fat incarnation that appears in only a couple of shots in the first 90 minutes of the film. But these people didn’t really stick around for the payoff in the third act. What’s so surprising about this film is how emotionally involving it is. A lot of this is due to Gwyneth Paltrow, who actually gives one of her best performances. But fans of the Farrelly Brothers, as I am myself, will not be shocked to find that emotional center. It was there in both Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary. It’s just as fun when the Brothers are mean-spirited, however, as they were in Me, Myself, & Irene and, even better, the unfairly maligned Dumb and Dumber. The serious themes are really on full display here, though. The Brothers have a true and touching affection for physical outsiders. I still wish that they wouldn’t have forsaken comedy so much, though. I suppose the only jokes would have been fat jokes, but maybe not. Jason Alexander provides almost all of the good laughs. We wonder why he and Jack Black are so mean about the looks of others when they aren’t especially gorgeous themselves. Some people are still asking how such a man as Jason Alexander can be so shallow in this film, but they, as I’ve said before, didn’t stick around until the end. This film may improve on repeat viewings, as it was bothering me for a long while. 7/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writer Sean Moynihan, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Actors Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander
Country United States, Germany
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (color and prints)
Film Length 3,185 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical)