Hall Pass

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Hall Pass

Bobby Farrelly (2011)

15 Certificate


Our Score
After turning gross-out humour into gross profit with Dumb & Dumber and There's Something about Mary, the Farrelly brothers lost the element of surprise. Here, they attempt to recapture that old magic by sending up the midlife crisis of a suburban married man. Owen Wilson has even trimmed his locks to fit the coming-of-middle-age role of Rick, whose lustful imaginings (not involving wife Jenna Fischer) ludicrously lead his other half to grant him a week off marriage (a marital "hall pass", if you like). In order to cast Rick in a more favourable light, the Farrellys have given him an utterly obnoxious partner-in-crime in the shape of best pal Fred (Jason Sudeikis). But actually, as the two wannabe adolescents trawl bars for girls, the friendship only reflects badly on Rick, though Wilson's awkward charm keeps the film from being totally unbearable. Still, it's tough to root for him, and potentially funny insights are quickly drowned in a constant stream of bodily fluids, like the sweat of desperation as the Farrellys struggle to recapture their glory days.



Cast & Crew

Rick Owen Wilson
Fred Jason Sudeikis
Maggie Jenna Fischer
Grace Christina Applegate
Coakley Richard Jenkins
Gary Stephen Merchant
Hog-Head Larry Joe Campbell
Flats J B Smoove
Leigh Nicky Whelan
Gerry Tyler Hoechlin
Rick Coleman Bruce Thomas (2)
Director Bobby Farrelly
Director Peter Farrelly
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Mar 2011