Shallow Hal /
by Paltrow, Gwyneth; Farrelly, Bobby [producer,]; Farrelly, Peter [screenwriter,]; Paltrow, Gwyneth [actor.]; Black, Jack [actor.]; Alexander, Jason [actor.].Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Fox Home Entertainment ; Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9786311653845 : DVD; 6311653842 : DVD.Language note: In English, French, or Spanish with optional English subtitles.Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Obesity -- Drama | Comedy films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Susan Ward.Summary: Hal, a shallow man who dates only physically beautiful women, is taught to see inner beauty by a self-help guru, so he does not see that his new girlfriend is extremely obese.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Jack Black continues his march to stardom with this typical Farrelly brothers blend of broad comedy and a heartfelt message. Black is Hal Larsen, a shallow man rapidly approaching middle age whose superficiality can be attributed to his father's deathbed admonition to only date young, beautiful women. Hal and his best friend, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), have taken the advice to heart, but Hal finds all of his physically impressive girlfriends consistently lacking in other qualities that would make them ideal mates. When he bumps into self-help guru Tony Robbins (playing himself), the motivational entrepreneur is intrigued by Hal's predicament and hypnotizes him so that he'll only see the inner beauty of women. Hal is quickly smitten with Rosemary Shanahan (Gwyneth Paltrow), a blonde Peace Corps volunteer who's tenderhearted, funny, and intelligent. She is also gorgeous and meets Hal's basic criteria of outer perfection, but what he doesn't realize is that Robbins' spell is working and he cannot see that Rosemary actually weights 300 pounds. When Mauricio is finally able to snap Hal out of his charmed state, Hal's in love with the inwardly perfect woman and must overcome his obsession with beauty. The script for Shallow Hal (2001) was developed when Peter Farrelly enjoyed the humorous letters written to a mutual friend by Sean Moynihan, a computer software executive who followed the filmmaker's advice to take up screenwriting. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Dolby digital 5.1, anamorphic wide screen 1.85:1.
Features: commentary by the Farrelly brothers, deleted scenes with optional commentary, HBO special, Comedy Central's Reel comedy: Shallow Hal, Seeing through the layers, In at the deep end with Shallow Hal, "Wall in your heart" music video by Shelby Lynne, original theatrical trailer.
In English, French, or Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Susan Ward.
Hal, a shallow man who dates only physically beautiful women, is taught to see inner beauty by a self-help guru, so he does not see that his new girlfriend is extremely obese.
For private home use only.
MPAA rating: PG-13.