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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

[4.50/10] Hall Pass (2011)


Hall Pass (2011)

Brief review: In 2011, the widely-known Farrelly brothers bring us another one of their sex-oriented comedies, but unfortunately, their latest film "Hall Pass" is not nearly as good as their cult comedy hit "There's Something About Mary", nor is very funny. It's just outrageous, but in a bad way. The script, obviously written by a bunch of idiots, has tons of stupid sex jokes, gross situations and ridiculous lines. Certain moments prove the script's idiocy - the 'poop on the golf course' scene and 'poop in the tub' scene are both utterly disgusting, however, the most shocking scene in this impudent comedy features a long penis shot of a naked, horse-hung black man, whose 'instrument' is only five inches away from Owen Wilson's face. It's very unexpected, yet somewhat amusing. Speaking of Owen Wilson, he does a fairly decent job as the flirtatious, yet loyal husband Rick, while Jason Sudeikis is rather annoying as the horny best friend of Rick, Fred. Both, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate are charming and incredibly likable as the open-minded wives, who love their husbands, despite the fact they know they're morons, and the supporting cast is pretty forgettable, except for Nicky Whelan, who's truly eye-candy as the alluring coffee-shopper.

Overall summary: Although it has its moments and features an incredibly engaging female cast, "Hall Pass" is a tasteless, vulgar and often embarrassing comedy full of infantile characters, that desperately tries to be funny, but it's clearly forced, and fails to deliver many laughs.

16 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

LOL These guys in here are like half of the men I've dated lately.

I wanted to see this because I am a huge Christina Applegate fan and I do like Owen Wilson. Your thoughtful, somewhat scathing review here is making me think twice about adding it to the Netflix queue. Of course, I also have to be in the right mood to see something like this.

Nebular said...

LOL. Mel, if I were you, I would punch them in the face. :)

I don't know what to say about this film anymore... it was too cynical and not enough funny. How did Owen Wilson agree to do the 'naked guys' scene is still a mystery to me. :)

It has some good moments, though. ;)

Matthew Vanacore said...

I'll have to Hall Pass on this one. Thanks for ensuring I don't waste my time on this movie.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm just not into that kind of humor. I'd say I'll pass, but that would be a really bad pun, wouldn't it?

Maynard Morrissey said...

IMO The last good Farrelly-flick was "Shallow Hal" (2001). Everything else afterwards was crap.

No interest in watching another Farrelly-disappointment.

kelvin said...

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Nebular said...

Matty, you'd better skip it, otherwise it could lower your IQ. LOL. Yes, it's that dumb. :)

Nebular said...

Alex, neither am I, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. Well, now I regret :)

Nebular said...

Maynard, seriously? I thought "Shallow Hal" was dull, boring and painfully unfunny. Oops, sorry about that. Don't waste your time on this one, buddy.

Nebular said...

Kelvin, ammm..... okay. :) Thanks for the link.

Maynard Morrissey said...

really? Next to 'School Of Rock', it's the only Jack Black film that I really enjoyed

Nebular said...

"School of Rock" was pretty awesome, but sadly, it has nothing to do with the vulgar "Hall Pass".

Monica said...

I watched it with my boyfriend last night. We didn’t think it was an award winner but it wasn’t terrible either. It definitely wasn’t a waste of money though since I work for DISH and they have a special with Hall Pass, Sucker Punch, True Grit, Battle Los Angeles, and Just Go With It for 99 cents until the seventh. If you have DISH, I’d suggest ordering it on PPV or VOD before the seventh; you can check it out here http://bit.ly/ilHjjn.

Nebular said...

Monica, it was quite poor, that's for sure. Hon, I'm not living in the US, so celarly I'm not interested in those DISH offers. Thanks anyway.

Ty said...

Can't agree more with your review. Hall Pass had a couple of funny moments, but it was mostly a chore to sit through.

Nebular said...

Ty, glad to hear that. I found it a bit too cynical and shallow, bet there were certain scenes I liked. :)