Shallow Hal

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Romantic comedy is pretty tame for Farrelly bros.

PG-13 2001 113 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 13+

A great movie for learning & laughs

Although some language and sexual innuendos, this is a good family movie for kids who are ready to begin exploring the dating world.

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Great messages
age 13+

Funny with a message for teens and up

This is a Farrely Brothers movie so expect some of the same vulgar, sexual humor and some strong language left over from their previous films like Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary. But unlike their previous gross-out comedies this one has a message behind it about accepting people for the goodness in their hearts and not just for their outward appearances. This would be a good film for parents to discuss that message of loving people for who they really are but it's a film only for 13 and up. Younger kids will not understand the message behind the movie and are likely to not understand the humor, plus it is not an appropriate film for young children. However for teenagers and young adults this is a very funny film with lots of heart, and a great message that all teenagers and young adults can learn a lot from.

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Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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