Shallow Hal

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: November 9, 2001
DVD: July 2, 2002

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Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Susan Ward, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Jill Fitzgerald, Anthony Robbins


Hal (Black), following his dying father's wishes, dates only young, gorgeous women. All that changes when a self-help guru hypnotizes Hal into seeing only the inner beauty of women, oblivious to their true physical appearance. He soon meets and falls for Rosemary (Paltrow), a obese and homely woman whose kindness is seen by Hal as female physical perfection. But when his equally shallow best friend, Mauricio (Alexander), undoes the hypnosis, Hal is faced with a difficult decision.

Director: The Farrelly Brothers
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Bradley Thomas, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Charles B. Wessler
Screenplay: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Sean Moynahan
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