Shallow Hal(2001) VERIFIED
Shallow Hal is a 2001 American romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black about a shallow man who falls in love with a 300-pound woman after being hypnotized into only seeing a person's inner beauty. Directed by the Farrelly brothers, it was filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Sterling and Princeton, Massachusetts at Wachusett Mountain. The supporting cast features Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, and Susan Ward. Shallow Hal was released in theaters on November 9, 2001 by 20th Century Fox, and grossed $141 million against a $40 million budget.
Hal Larson spends his nights being rejected by beautiful women at night clubs with his friend Mauricio. Hal's work life is steady, but he is dismayed after being passed over for a long-sought promotion. Hal is attracted to his neighbor Jill, but she rejects him due to his shallow lifestyle. One day, Hal becomes trapped in an elevator with life coach Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into only seeing a person's inner beauty. Hal, not realizing he has been hypnotized, meets Rosemary, the daughter of Steve, the president of the company where he is employed. Rosemary is morbidly obese, but Hal is immediately smitten with her as his hypnosis causes him to see her as a slender and beautiful trophy blonde. Used to being overlooked due to her appearance, Rosemary initially interprets Hal's interest as mockery, but soon realizes his feelings for her are sincere and they begin to date.
Mauricio, worried about Hal's new taste in women, convinces Tony to give him the trigger phrase to undo the hypnosis, which is "Shallow Hal wants a gal". During a dinner date, Rosemary tells Hal she has been asked by the Peace Corps to go on a 14-month mission in Kiribati. Mauricio phones Hal and says the trigger phrase, breaking the hypnosis. Mauricio then arrives at the restaurant and drags Hal out before he can see the real Rosemary, before telling him the truth about Tony's hypnotherapy. Hal does not believe him until he runs into Katrina, a woman who initially appeared beautiful to him but is now very physically unattractive. Hal begins to avoid Rosemary, who becomes depressed as a result. Jill, having observed Hal overcoming his shallow nature through his relationship with Rosemary, develops an interest in him and invites him out for dinner. While on the date with Jill, Hal realizes his true feelings for Rosemary who has, coincidentally, arrived at the same restaurant with her family and sees the two sitting together. Assuming the worst, Rosemary leaves in tears. Not recognizing Rosemary, Hal walks right by her on his way to a payphone to call her and reassure her of his feelings. Confused and distraught, Rosemary insults him and effectively breaks up with him.
I've always loved this movie and idc what the haters say. Hilarious and wholesome. Jack Black steals the spotlight as shallow Hal who learns that beauty is more than skin deep. Jason Alexander plays his scummy friend with a secret of his own. And Gwyneth is charming.
Gwyneth Paltrow says Shallow Hal was a disaster. She also revealed that it's her least-favorite performance of her entire lengthy career. The movie came out in 2001 and was directed by the Farrelly Brothers. Jack Black starred alongside Paltrow as a shallow man who, after hypnosis, begins to see people's inner beauty reflected in their outward appearance, including Paltrow's overweight Rose character. While reviews were mixed, the unconventional rom-com was given praise for its humor, along with the more emotional moments. Roger Ebert even gave it a positive review.
Sansa Stark is shallow. She's had a string of relationships with good-looking men who always end up disappointing her. Perhaps her standards are too high, but she can't help but want to find that unicorn of a man she's conjured up in her mind. Through some higher power she is gifted/cursed with the ability to see on the outside what a person truly is on the inside, and finds herself crushing on a hunk of man that spurns her advances.
Hal reaches mid-life and skirt-chases one woman after another (all beautiful). A few are interested, but they quickly see through his superficial thinking. He is aided in this quest by his bud, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), a toupee-wearing loser who is just as shallow and, in one scene, proves it by dumping a seemingly beautiful woman because she has a disfigurement in one of her toes.
Hal (Jack Black) is shallow. That's the second joke. All he thinks about are sexy blondes with breasts that say, "Squeeze me." He's small and chunky, with an inexhaustible supply of chat-up lines. For a guy who would never make it through the first round of a George Clooney Lookalike Contest, he's fussy. Not as bad as his best pal, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), who gave up a relationship with a babe because one of her toes was abnormal. 041b061a72