Hall Pass [2011] Movie Review Recommendation

Hall Pass [2011]

Directed by Farelly brothers (Stuck on You, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary) this comedy, although it presents itself as a very politically incorrect, anything goes movie, is nothing more than romantic comedy seen a thousand times before. There are a few outrageous scenes and jokes, but when you look at it as a whole it’s pretty much below average. The script, on the other hand, is very good. The conversations, desires and behavior of men is pretty much accurate and it has that “hey, I am like that” vibe, and this is what makes the movie much better. I do not wanna get too preachy with this one, since it is a fun movie to watch, although I had reservation about Owen Wilson (they were partially true).

Rick and Fred are two ordinary guys married with children (insert Al Bundy joke here (actually Christina Applegate is one of the wives)) living a mundane life and fantasizing about other women with their friends (one of them is Stephen Merchant – The Office, Portal 2). After some incidents their wives decide to give them a hall pass, a permission to do anything they like for one week, including sleeping with other people. Suddenly thrown into their imagined dream the dynamic duo will find women a lot harder to fuck than they imagined. At the same time their wives unintentionally are doing the same thing (not with women, but men). What will happen at the end of the week and who will get laid is up to you to find out.  And after the movie is over, check out the credits since there are some pretty good scenes, enjoy.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Nicky Whelan, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Merchant

Fun Facts: It cost $200,000 to get the rights to use the “Law & Order” (1990) “dunt-dunt” sound for the “Day X” title cards.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480687/