• Shallow Hal (2001)

Shallow Hal

Release Date: November 9th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 2nd, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

The story revolves around Hal (Jack Black) who, taking his dying father's advice, dates only the embodiments of female physical perfection. But that all changes after Hal has an unexpected run-in with self-help guru Tony Robbins. Intrigued by Hal's shallowness, Robbins hypnotizes him into seeing the beauty that exists even in the least physically appealing women.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Bruce McGill, Tony Robbins, Susan Ward

Director: Bobby Farrelly , Peter Farrelly

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Conundrum Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, Friend, Transformation, Love, Amusing, Girlfriend, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What they've done here goes beyond gross -- or clumsy, or dumb -- to genuine ugliness, both cutaneous and sub.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Paltrow is truly touching. And Black, in his first big-time starring role, struts through with the blissful confidence of a man who knows he was born for stardom. show more

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    The belly laughs finally start to come --legitimately. show more

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