Shallow Hal

Shallow Hal ½

This movie is a marvel


How do you make a movie that preaches inner beauty and self acceptance that also tries desperately to milk laughs from fat-shaming physical gags and jokes like: 


“Have you heard beauty is in the eye of the beholder?”
“Have you heard the song who let the dogs out?”


The core messages are nice at times, but the whole thing is so misguided you have to wonder if anyone had any idea what the fuck they were actually trying to say.


It really felt like one of two things. Hollywood got their hands on a script from a truly insane person, OR some nice person maybe wrote a terrible but sweet little first draft and then 100 Demons rose up from hell to film it and put it in theaters.


I watched the whole thing and now I feel sick.