Hall Pass is the story of two married men whose wives give them one breaks from their marriages where they can do whatever they want.
The plan backfires as the two men find that as they are now approaching middle age, they’re not as attractive or cool as they used to be. Neither man seems to be having much luck with the ladies, and the hard partying isn’t the fun ride they remember from their twenties.
I’m in my twenties and it’s not as fun as it was in their twenties.
Hall Pass is the latest comedic effort from the Farrelly Brothers, who gave us such classics as Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There’s Something About Mary. Of course, their most recent efforts have been The Heartbreak Kid (which ruined my shot with a girl once, so I hate it forever), Fever Pitch (which had Drew Barrymore which automatically disqualifies it from being good) and Stuck on You which wasn’t half bad.
Who’s It For?
Either PG-13 or R.
Movie Release Date
February 25, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Alyssa Milano … Grace
Alexandra Daddario … Paige
Richard Jenkins … Coakley
I first learned of Hall Pass when Amanda Bynes quit acting during filming. NO! She’s my favorite. Oh, she’s back to acting again. Whew. That’s was a rough eight seconds.
Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary
What’s Good About It?
The Farrelly Brothers can make really funny movies. I’ve always felt There’s Something About Mary was a little overrated, but Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin are two of the best comedies I’ve ever seen. If they can remember how to make a good movie, this will be great.
What’s Bad About It?
Unfortunately, the Brothers Farrelly (see what I did there?) haven’t been making great films as of late. Hall Pass has a bit of a boring concept behind it, and while that doesn’t mean it’ll suck, it doesn’t make me hopeful that the film will be inspired.
Our Clever Prediction
I see an average box office in Hall Pass’s future. I doubt many of the mainstream critics will like it, but then the Farrelly Brothers have never received a lot of praise from them. I want the film to be good. I like these guys enough to get a little excited, unlike anything involving M. Night Shyamalan. Who has ruined my faith.
My faith in Faith no More.