Shallow Hal (2001)

Cast:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow,
  • Jack Black,
  • Molly Shannon,
  • Bruce McGill,
  • Jason Alexander,
  • Kyle Gass,
  • Sayed Badreya,
  • Nichole Hiltz,
  • Joe Viterelli,
  • Carla Collado,
  • Michael Corrente,
  • Zen Gesner,
  • Mary Wigmore,
  • Bonnie Aarons,
  • Nan Martin,
  • Susan Ward,
  • Hillary Matthews,
  • Lisa-Marie Schneider,
  • Cynthia Farrelly Gesner,
  • Laura Kightlinger,
  • Christal Handy,
  • Bob Moran,
  • Rene Kirby,
  • George Kelada,
  • Lyndon Orr,
  • Tom Leasca,
  • Sara Stout,
  • Kevin Biegel,
  • Deanna Sjoberg,
  • Lisa Luze,
  • Amy Rowell,
  • Dianna Fischer,
  • Matthew Webb,
  • Katie Holliday,
  • Jill Christine Fitzgerald,
  • Patrick Lynch,
  • Jim McIlvaine,
  • Sage Bonnie Humphrey,
  • Joan Oustifine,
  • Meg Smith,
  • Mariann Neary,
  • Jimmy Badstibner,
  • Jack Andrade,
  • David Rivitz,
  • Brendan Webb,
  • Erinn Bartlett,
  • Crystal Weeks,
  • Leslie DeAntonio,
  • Chris Anderson,
  • Meagan Hooper,
  • Cyndi Choung,
  • Herbie Flynn,
  • Rosalie Franks,
  • Erica Holley,
  • Suzie Williams,
  • Heather Rosbeck,
  • Patty Gondelman,
  • Stacy Fuson,
  • Kevin Hooks,
  • Bill Wilmot,
  • Zoe Graham,
  • Mary McClellon,
  • Jesse Peter,
  • Elizabeth Decherd,
  • Jennifer Pentecost,
  • Susan Quirk,
  • Erin Kennedy,
  • Apple Kocsis,
  • Katherine Moynihan,
  • The Zeinemann Family,
  • Elizabeth Sadler,
  • Mike Hurley,
  • Abigail Kane Propst,
  • Patrick Merritt,
  • George Gondelman,
  • Jeff Brown,
  • Steve Tyler,
  • Kim McIlvaine,
  • Colleen Moynihan Kilgore,
  • Brian Mone,
  • Anna Dings,
  • Jackie Lookabill,
  • Kathryn Burns,
  • Erin Webb,
  • Adam Dalton,
  • Jason Pierce,
  • Dede Kinerk,
  • Maria White,
  • Gene Lookabill Sr.,
  • Ramesh Singh,
  • Libby Langdon,
  • Danae Miller,
  • Nick Nemeth,
  • Caryl West,
  • Don Gavin,
  • Monica Palumbo,
  • Sean Gildea,
  • Sasha Neulinger,
  • Will Coogan,
  • Kacie Langford,
  • Nancy Byers,
  • Jason Peter,
  • Jimmy Shay,
  • Danny Murphy,
  • Alexis Franek,
  • Brian Stube,
  • Anna Byers,
  • Ashley Stockard,
  • Thomas Jordan,
  • Blair Peery,
  • Michael Moynihan,
  • Mark Levine,
  • David Lowe,
  • Tamale,
  • Charmaine Johnson,
  • Tom Kocsis,
  • Docky,
  • Christopher Webb,
  • Norman Beauchene,
  • Nelson Diaz,
  • Ivie Gregory,
  • Viorel Covaci,
  • John Mugar,
  • Julie Kelada,
  • Lonnie Burchfield,
  • Stacey Leasca,
  • Alexandra Stein,
  • Jackie Flynn,
  • Elizabeth Jordan,
  • Gayle Mone,
  • Don Kirby,
  • István Kocsis,
  • Janet Kirby,
  • John Stroehman,
  • Amanda Sherry,
  • Spence Ellington,
  • Tiffany Lucich,
  • Tom Bruderman,
  • The Waxenfelter Family,
  • Keri Bruno,
  • Ross Gabrielli,
  • Terez Kocsis,
  • Keegan O'Donnell,
  • Camille Morrow,
  • Tom Hohman,
  • Terry Mullany,
  • Morgan Clements,
  • Sean McKiernan,
  • Chrystal Lambert,
  • Christina R. Copeland,
  • Marc Soper,
  • Manon von Gerkan,
  • The Gennings Family,
  • Rusty Sheridan,
  • Bob Mone,
  • David Kipper,
  • The Tilley Family,
  • Jessica Nicole Fife,
  • Olivia Rozelle,
  • LaGena Hart,
  • Bill Beauchene,
  • Maegen Worley,
  • Danilo Abreu,
  • Mike Rucker,
  • Harry Swimmer,
  • Daniel Greene,
  • Mick Hoyle,
  • Trish Ellington,
  • Dana Zimmer,
  • Charlie Thomas,
  • Greg McIntosh,
  • Michael Bree,
  • Amanda Forte,
  • Julie Webb,
  • The Tashjian Family,
  • The Katalinich Family,
  • Danielle Lajoie,
  • Kelly McRorie,
  • Liz McIntosh,
  • Warren Tashjian,
  • Bridget Jaffers,
  • Adriana Bega,
  • Dean R. Palozej,
  • John Dennis,
  • Alex Maizuss,
  • Ricky Blitt,
  • Joan Mayewski,
  • Laura Summer,
  • Tiffany Smith,
  • Jan Jackson,
  • Robby Johns,
  • Kelly Crenshaw,
  • Brian Kennedy,
  • Jimmy Nolan,
  • Natalie Wells,
  • Danny Fitzpatrick,
  • Xenia Siamas,
  • Bill Richards,
  • Kathleen Lajoie,
  • The Palozej Family,
  • Eeve Arkush Metsisto,
  • Bob Kocsis,
  • Gene Lookabill II,
  • Lisa Gabrielli,
  • Michael Murphy,
  • Melinda Kocsis,
  • Julie Arkush,
  • Kelley Schimmel,
  • Jennifer Sky,
  • Mike Duffy,
  • Ashley B. Howard,
  • The Meyer Family,
  • Heather Kingsley,
  • Rebeka Dobken,
  • Sarah Lopez,
  • Mary Murphy,
  • Lyndon Byers,
  • Patrick Lyons,
  • The Stumler Family,
  • Christina Linton,
  • Kelley Chandler,
  • Hanna Sjoberg,
  • Anthony Robbins,
  • David Getz,
  • Pete Duggan,
  • Sonia Stuebe,
  • Rob Biegel,
  • Darius Rucker,
  • Larry Grant,
  • Preston Thomas,
  • Gerry Callahan,
  • Brianna Gardner,
  • Farida Khan,
  • Amanda Santos,
  • Letícia Birkheuer,
  • Stephanie Cooper,
  • Maruja Aguillar,
  • Fawn Irish,
  • Brooke Burns,
  • Breanne Acamondo,
  • Kelsey Jordan,
  • Scott Smith,
  • Larry Schmutz,
  • Teddy Orr,
  • Lisa Brounstein,
  • Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani,
  • Barbara Grant,
  • Anne E. Hodgson,
  • Frank Babylon,
  • Ryan Biegel,
  • Susie Marchant,
  • James McNally,
  • Joe Tarabelli,
  • Katherine McCall,
  • Molly Bergman,
  • Valerie Leeper,
  • Ross Bulla,
  • Jacqueline Hodgson,
  • Emily O'Donnell,
  • Mary LaJoinie,
  • Gigi Moran,
  • Ron Darling,
  • Sascha Knopf,
  • John-Eliot Jordan,
  • Chelsea Marguerite
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Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black. It was directed by the Farrelly Brothers and filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Sterling and Princeton, Massachusetts at Wachusett Mountain.

plot:

Hal Larson (Jack Black) is a superficial man whose fixation on the physical beauty of women gets in the way of seeing them for their inner beauty. Hal and his equally shallow friend, Mauricio Wilson (Jason Alexander), spend their nights obnoxiously hitting on beautiful women at nightclubs. By a twist of fate, Hal becomes trapped in an elevator with famous American life coach Tony Robbins, who after talking with Hal, hypnotizes him into only seeing physical manifestations of a person's inner beauty. Hal later meets and is smitten by Rosemary Shanahan (Gwyneth Paltrow), the daughter of Steve Shanahan (Joe Viterelli), the President of Hal's company. Rosemary is morbidly obese but because of her kind and generous personality, she appears to Hal as slender and beautiful. Used to being overlooked by men due to her appearance, Rosemary initially interprets Hal's interest in her as mocking, but begins to date Hal when she realizes his feelings for her are authentic. Mauricio becomes increasingly worried about Hal's new taste in women and convinces Robbins give him the trigger phrase to undo the hypnosis. Mauricio phones Hal while Hal is on a date with Rosemary and says the trigger phrase, "Shallow Hal wants a gal", which serves to break Hal's hypnosis. Mauricio confesses to Hal the truth about Robbins' hypnotherapy, but Hal does not believe this until he runs into Katrina, (Brooke Burns), a woman who initially appeared beautiful to him due to her inner beauty, but whom Hal now sees in her normal, unattractive state. Hal begins to avoid Rosemary, who in turn becomes melancholic without him around. Distraught that he has not been seeing the "real" Rosemary, Hal accepts a dinner invitation from his neighbour, Jill, with whom he once had an unsuccessful date. The two dine together and Jill tells Hal that she has observed him overcoming his shallow nature and that she is interested in dating him now. However, Hal realizes that his true feelings are for Rosemary, who has coincidentally arrived at the same restaurant with her family and sees Hal and Jill seated together. Assuming the worst, Rosemary leaves in tears. Not recognizing Rosemary, Hal walks right by her on his way to the pay phone, ironically to reaffirm her of his feelings. Confused and distraught, Rosemary calls Hal a "psycho" over the phone and effectively breaks up with him. Five days later, Hal is chastised by Mr. Shanahan at work, who coldly informs him that Rosemary's Peace Corps partner wants to be in a relationship with her again. Hal attempts to find Rosemary, but instead encounters a young patient named Cadence at the hospital where Rosemary volunteers. Previously, due to Robbins' hypnosis, Hal saw Cadence as a perfect little girl; he now sees that there are severe burns all over Cadence's face. Hal then realizes that he doesn't need hypnosis to see people's true inner beauty. Rosemary decides to leave the country to rejoin the Peace Corps. Hal, during his search for Rosemary, finds that Mauricio had his own reason for stopping Hal's hypnosis: He has a vestigial tail, his shame over which has prevented him from ever getting close to a woman. Mauricio confesses that he was jealous of Hal's happiness and is afraid of starting relationships with women. Hal makes up with Mauricio and decides to try to reconcile with Rosemary. Hal arrives at the Shanahan mansion, where a bon voyage party for Rosemary is underway. Rosemary initially rebuffs Hal's presence, but then accepts his apology when Hal professes his love for her. Rosemary then informs Hal that she is still leaving on her Peace Corps mission, at which point Hal says that he is coming too; having just been sworn-in to the Peace Corps. Hal and Rosemary reconcile and are cheered by the crowd as they kiss. He tries to carry her bridal-style to the car, but finds he can't lift her, so she carries him to the car instead. As they drive off, Mauricio meets a woman who loves dogs and the two walk off together as he wags his "tail".