Hall Pass

2011

Action / Comedy / Romance

153
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 118835

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1 hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by eric262003 7 / 10

Delightful to Some Extent

Comedies can be very unpredictable at times. It can manipulate you into a corner where they make out as if it's a great movie. Only to find out it was really dumb. Other times they'll com you into assuming it's repugnant and morally reprehensible only to find out in the end it's subliminally complex. "Hall Pass" falls in the latter category. The story is about as simple as screwing on a light bulb. Two middle-aged husbands (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) are granted "hall passes" from their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) which mean they are permitted one week freedom from parenthood. The predictable hoopla comes into place including those annoying catcalls to attractive women; morally deplorable juvenile gags, disgusting jokes around the male anatomy; lots of tiresome boozing and alcoholic binges and the overdone finale where our protagonist begs for redemption and usually has to make compromises in which they gladly oblige.

But in a mysterious way, "Hall Pass" succeeds in offering something original behind the formulaic proceedings. Because not only do the guys get a week of parental liberty, so do their wives, which is a surprising turn of events that develops in this movie. Sure it's not a ground-breaking Oscar caliber movie, but it's still something that the Farrelly Brothers can be proud of as it's one of their best movie since "Wedding Crashers" which also starred Wilson and Vince Vaughn. It's not or ever will revolutionize the buddy film spectrum as the repetitive scenarios are all there. However, this film exceeds it's expectations from the comedy genre that most films of it's kind tends to fall flat.

For one thing, the casting was very top notch. Owen Wilson's comical chops is in top form, as he soars through every scene he's in and never falls flat. Jason Sudeikis has his share of moments, although his character was at times hit or miss due to poor script work from his character. The wives roles add inspiration towards their performances as comedic legends Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate was a joy to watch and even as emotional traits that are often missing from female characters in comedy movies. Sure Applegate has played several roles like this before, but she shows here she can turn up the volume and show her dramatic side as well. What really sets this film is how it makes a serious undertaking of the trials and tribulations of being middle-aged. These characters aren't young punks placing their cajones in a hot dessert, no these people are career-oriented individuals, people who have matured physically and mentally, dads who have been through it all and who have seen it all. Sure it is not perfect, and the flaws are very obvious, but the moments delivered here will surely surprise you in which I will drink to that.

Reviewed by virindra 7 / 10

Hilarious closing credits.

Now we have a quite original movie here. Funny movie and very realistic about a couple of men who are married, and their wives invent a hall pass so their men can do whatever they want for a week. For a week they are not married.

Without realizing that this is a both way street, two men are starting their week. But everything is different; they are much older than when they were at school. It is not easy to just meet a woman and take her to a motel. For women it is much easier to approach a guy.

Owen Wilson is after a woman from the coffee shop. This Nicky Whelan is a very beautiful woman. When she was on screen I did not read the subtitles. Her beauty made her accent less annoying. And yes, Owen Wilson could resist her, even when she showed him her boobs. Yeah right. That was not realistic. The funny moments were with his friend, Jason Sudeikis. This guy came from the one funny scene into the other.

I must say, hall pass is not just as funny as Dumb and dumber, but it is a funny movie. The most funny scene is at the closing credits where Stephen Merchant dreams about having a hall pass. I laughed my ass off! That was hilarious! When the makers of this movie would have made a whole movie just like this scene, they would have made the best funny movie ever. Too bad that it was only one scene. But I haven't laughed like this in a long time, thank you guys, thank you Stephen Merchant.

Positive points: Great acting,original story, Nicky Whelan, closing credits scene, funny, entertaining. Negative points: Slow start, movie was not funny all the time due to the realistic aspects in the movie of the married situation. It slowed the movie down. Dumb and dumber was all the way funny, because nothing about that movie was real.

Reviewed by francesco-trio 8 / 10

i really don't understand why so many bad reviews

I really don't understand why so many bad reviews, infact i found this movie not so bad, even a nice one funny and entertaining. of course is a light movie and nothing so special, but if you want a light comedy with several funny scenes and laughs that could be ok.

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