All member reviews for Shallow Hal

Common Sense Media says

Romantic comedy is pretty tame for Farrelly bros.

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(out of 13 reviews)
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Adult Written bymclawhornk April 9, 2008
I think that it needs to be mentioned that skinny Rose Mary is in a thong & sheer top getting ready to have sex with Hal. Her naked butt is shown (when there is no need for it) for entirely too long.
Teen, 16 years old Written byJWilliams303 June 7, 2010

Very funny movie with a good message

I thought this movie was really good. Had a lot of funny stuff in it, a good plot, and a very good message; Never judge someone for what they look like.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Adult Written bywonder dove November 16, 2012

Ridiculously hilarious!

This is one of my all time favorite films when I need a good laugh. It's a quirky, feel good story about a below-average guy (Jack Black) who has super high standards towards women. Hal is shallow and jokes about women who are not pretty. Until he meets self-help motivator Anthony Robbins on an elevator, who helps Hal see the beauty on the inside instead of out. He works his magic on him (kind of like hypnotizing) and Hal becomes a whole new man, appreciating women for who they are. It makes him see super ugly women who have good hearts as hot supermodels, and super hot women who are mean-hearted turn into ugly girls. Really quite funny! He meets Rosie, a kind woman who is obese and rather depressed. But Hal sees her as the most beautiful woman ever (Gwyneth Paltrow) and they eventually become a couple until Hal's best friend (Jason Alexander - from Seinfeld) ruins everything and makes Anthony Robbins change him back to how he once was. In the end, Hal finally learns that looks aren't everything. There are some very good (and true) messages. No violence. Lots of language for a PG-13 including a funny "f" word and other common words everyone 13 and over have heard before. Nothing strong or too inappropriate. Some mild sexual content includes Rosie's butt shown while wearing a very revealing thong (about a 5 second glance). Reference to sleeping together (no sex shown), some kissing. There are party/club scenes with skimpy clothing, some drinking & smoking. Teens & adults who like comedy will love this one, 13++ is appropriate!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byTiffy6666 April 30, 2011

Good for Teens

It was a good movie, kind of predictable but with a good message. Swearing is probably the only issue, along with at one part thin Rose-Marie strips while Hal watches from bed. But otherwise fine for teens.
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Too much swearing
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old February 18, 2010
Great, for smart kids
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byPuppyluv13 November 3, 2009

Great Movie for kids ages 12+!

Awesome movie! It definately sends out a message about not judging people by their appearances, has some pretty good role models, has some sexual content but not much just one breif scene, there is some drinking, the F-word is used once or twice but overall a good clean, funny comedy
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 11 year old Written bydramaqueen@hotm... June 30, 2011

the beauty within!

its the inside that matters the movie is good for people to see just how wonderful and beautiful they really are don't jude someone on how he or she looks btw very funny movie
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old September 11, 2010
this is a classic but very innapropiate
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bysuper movie reviewer January 9, 2010

wow! a perfect movie!!!!

WOW!!!!!! this movie is perfect!!!!! It has comedy romance drama and everything!!!!!! Jack Black did good in this one!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 29, 2009

a great movie. A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

language: lots of swearing in every scene, sex: Rosemary gets undressed to have sex with hal but only her butt is shown, drinking drugs and smoking: some smoking and a lot of drinking but no one gets drunk. this is a very good movie but if your going to take a kid under the age of 13 to see it then bare in mind that it has this content in it. But the content isnt all bad it teaches the most important lesson that highschool students and older need to know: it dosent matter what a person looks like on the outside it's the inside that counts.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Kid, 10 years old August 22, 2009

Parents, this will give your kids positive messages!

Sex: Preparing for sex is on screen for about three minutes, which is very inapropriate. Kissing in often shown. Violence: Not much violence, it's mostly about how there are sad parts, like when Hal's dad dies (shown on screen), and a little girl's burnt hair and face are shown for a while. Language: F*ck, sh*t, and maybe a d*mn. Good Role Models and Positive Messages: This movie has the greatest message ever: never judge people on how they look- if they have a tail (like Mauricio), if they are overweight (like Rosemary), if they're toe is bigger then another toe (like Lindi), if they had a bad face injury, (like Kaydance), or even if you look different and people think you're ugly (like Katrina), doesn't mean Hal didn't like them. Hal saw them as hansome and beautiful people- not to mention, a very pretty woman who had a bad personality- Hal saw her as an ugly old lady, when she was really a pretty young woman. Not exactly appropriate for young kids, but perfect for the older ones!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byKIdX13 August 3, 2009
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written bystezzzz66 April 9, 2008

BOOOOOO!

This movie stinks!