Shallow Hal

Shallow Hal

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black
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Overview

Shallow Hal

Jack Black continues his march to stardom with this typical Farrelly brothers blend of broad comedy and a heartfelt message. Black is Hal Larsen, a shallow man rapidly approaching middle age whose superficiality can be attributed to his father's deathbed admonition to only date young, beautiful women. Hal and his best friend, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), have taken the advice to heart, but Hal finds all of his physically impressive girlfriends consistently lacking in other qualities that would make them ideal mates. When he bumps into self-help guru Tony Robbins (playing himself), the motivational entrepreneur is intrigued by Hal's predicament and hypnotizes him so that he'll only see the inner beauty of women. Hal is quickly smitten with Rosemary Shanahan (Gwyneth Paltrow), a blonde Peace Corps volunteer who's tenderhearted, funny, and intelligent. She is also gorgeous and meets Hal's basic criteria of outer perfection, but what he doesn't realize is that Robbins' spell is working and he cannot see that Rosemary actually weights 300 pounds. When Mauricio is finally able to snap Hal out of his charmed state, Hal's in love with the inwardly perfect woman and must overcome his obsession with beauty. The script for Shallow Hal (2001) was developed when Peter Farrelly enjoyed the humorous letters written to a mutual friend by Sean Moynihan, a computer software executive who followed the filmmaker's advice to take up screenwriting.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/2002
UPC: 0024543040033
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

11 deleted scenes with feature commentary by the Farrelly brothers; four featurettes including an "HBO making of" special, "Reel Comedy TV Special," "Seeing Through the Layers" special on make-up and "In the Deep End with Shallow Hal"; music video "Wall in Your Heart" by Shelby Lynne; music promo spot; theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gwyneth Paltrow Rosemary Shanahan
Jack Black Hal Larsen
Jason Alexander Mauricio
Joe Viterelli Steve Shanahan
Rene Kirby Walt
Bruce McGill Reverend Larson
Tony Robbins Himself
Susan Ward Jill
Zen Gesner Ralph
Brooke Burns Katrina
Rob Moran Other Hostess
Joshua Li'i'Boy Shitani Li'iBoy
Kyle Gass Artie
Laura Kightlinger Jen
Nan Martin Nurse Tanya Peeler
Sasha Joseph Neulinger Young Hal
John-Eliot Jordan Waiter
Jill Christine Fitzgerald Mrs. Shanahan
Fawn Irish Spastic Bella
Erinn Bartlett Bella
Daniel Greene Doctor
Danny Murphy Cabbie

Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Artists Asylum Makeup Special Effects
Sidney Bartholomew Production Designer
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
Mark Charpentier Co-producer
Pamela Withers Chilton Costumes/Costume Designer
Sharon Davis Set Decoration/Design
Marc S. Fischer Co-producer
Al Gardner Makeup Special Effects
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Ivy Score Composer
Scott Jacobson Set Decoration/Design
Sarah S. Lopez Associate Producer
Kristofer W. Meyer Associate Producer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Sean Moynihan Screenwriter
Hal Olofsson Asst. Director
Manish Raval Musical Direction/Supervision
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Sound/Sound Designer
John Joseph Thomas Special Effects Supervisor
Bradley Thomas Producer
Arlan Jay Vetter Art Director
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Tom Wolfe Musical Direction/Supervision

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Shallow Hal 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
okay so he only likes women who are thin and beautiful and the movie proves that beauty is on the inside its not how a person looks the movie is funny but then gets sorta sad all in all a funny movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so good and in a way educational, which can teach people not to look at people base on how they look. It is so great that everyone should watch it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an awesome movie. i recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedy and romance combined with a really great moral. Even though this movie is a little weird with the guy having a tail, its a great all around movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Shallow Hal. Jack Black is just crazy in this movie. Gwyneth Paltrow is awesome. This movie really was a smart and shows that people can still love people by their heart, not by their appearance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! It is like my favorite I have seen It like 50 times! Great story!
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