Shallow Hal

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow & Jack Black
20th Century Fox

RRP: £17.99

Certificate: 12
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At nine years old, Hal visits his father on his deathbed. Heavily sedated, the last piece of advice he can offer his son is to find a girl with 'a perfect can and hot totties' and so is born 'Shallow Hal'. Years later we see Hal trying his luck with all the pretty girls who are quite obviously out of his league. His luck changes when self-help Guru, Tony Robbins, hypnotises Hal so he can only see the inner beauty of others. From this point on, with his new confidence, Hal can get any girl he wants. Meeting Rosemary he falls in love and can't believe his luck until much later when he is dehypnotised...

If you liked There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber then you'll certainly love Shallow Hal. It's simple, obvious and down right hilarious. The Farrelly Brothers have done it again, bringing us a great story with heaps of comedy for everyone.

There are plenty of special features on this DVD; unfortunately the numerous short documentaries repeat themselves time and time again. Although interesting, especially on how Gwyneth Paltrow's body suit was made to fit, I feel seeing this once was quite enough.

If you want a light hearted film that doesn't need your undivided attention then this is for you.

Helena Rea


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