Staff rating

Shallow Hal Star_onStar_onStar_onStar_on 4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews
view all

Dumpy loser Hal (Black), along with buddy Mauricio (Alexander), will only go after supermodel-perfect women (with predictable results), until self-help guru Tony Robbins hypnotizes him into seeing the inner beauty of the women he encounters. This leads him to meet and pursue Rosemary (Paltrow), who he sees as the physical ideal, but the rest of the world knows to be 300 pounds. The Farrellys try to have it both ways, making fat jokes while projecting the message that appearance shouldn't matter. They're only moderately and intermittently successful. Paltrow does a good job of showing Rosemary's wariness and self-acceptance, while Black at times seems to be trying a little too hard.

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL:, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 114 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Not-So-True Identity, Physical Problems, Edibles, You are Getting Sleepy!
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Sean Moynihan
Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe (Johnny) Viterelli, Bruce McGill, Susan Ward, Rene Kirby, Tony Robbins, Zen Gesner, Brooke Burns, Rob Moran, Nan Martin
Russell Carpenter
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Jonathan Earl Stein, Tom Wolfe, Manish Raval, Christopher Greenbury, Arlan Jay Vetter, Pamela Ball Withers, Sidney J. Bartholomew
Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Conundrum Entertainment, 20th Century-Fox

Visitor Reviews

Shallow Hal
Star_onStar_onStar_onStar_on 4.0 4.0

Hal Larson is a superficial man, and his equally-shallow friend Mauricio Wilson both share an interest in beautiful women. They try to act cool and hip when around them, but most women interpret their wild dance moves as obnoxious and want nothing to do with them. While going to work one day, Hal meets the famous American life coach Tony Robbins while stuck in an elevator, and has a talk with him about himself and Tony. Robbins hypnotizes him into seeing people's inner beauty, rather than physical. Dewey falls in love with Rosemary, a woman who appears to him to look slender and beautiful due to her kind, generous nature, but is actuality, morbidly obese. Mauricio believes what Robbins did to him was deceitful and wrong, and he talks to him about it. One night, while Hal is on a date, Mauricio sees Dewey says "Shallow Hal wants a gal," to break Hal's hypnosis. Will his relationship with Rosemary last?