Friday, April 9, 2010

Chick Flick Friday - Shallow Hal

I LOVE this movie! It is just so ridiculous and funny that you can't help but laugh. Jack Black star as - you guessed it - a shallow guy named Hal.

Hal Larson
is a typical superficial guy whose obsession with physical beauty and how good looking someone is gets in the way of seeing women for who they are on the inside . So Hal and his equally shallow friend Mauricio Wilson - played hysterically by Jason Alexander - spend most of their nights being obnoxious at nightclubs and being shot down. Watching Jack Black dance in these scenes is a riot! By weird coincidence , Hal ends up stuck in an elevator with life coach Tony Robbins who hypnotizes him into seeing people for their inner beauty instead of their external selves. Hal meets Rosemary Shanahan - played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Rosemary is actually obese but appears to him as a beautiful and thin woman due to her kind and generous nature. Used to being overlooked by men due to her appearance, Rosemary initially interprets Hal's interest in her as mocking and insulting, but later realizes his feelings for her are genuine, and the two begin to date.

It is funny how Hal sees Rosemary one way but everyone else doesn't. He can't understand people's weird reactions and he has some of his best lines when defending her. It's a goofy, silly movie but I love Jack Black so this was him at his finest.


Becki said...

It is a hilarious movie. I love watching the little snippets of her as the rest of the world (instead of Hal) sees her.

Petula said...

This is one of my favorite movies as well. It's funny, touching and sends a message. It's a good one to cheer you up too.

Leigh said...

That movie is a favorite around here too!