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(out of 7 reviews)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Adult Written bymclawhornk April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 
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.
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 29, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

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
Parent of a 11 year old Written bydramaqueen@hotm... June 30, 2011
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

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
Adult Written bywonder dove November 16, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

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