Andrea Salas


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Big laughs and big heart found in 'Shallow Hal'

"Shallow Hal" has all of the classic gags of a Farrelly brothers' film. Something separates it, however, from the purely slapstick and grotesque humor of their prior flicks such as "There's Something About Mary" and "Dumb and Dumber." "Shallow Hal" is surprisingly moving and provides audiences not only with cheap laughs but also with a worthwhile message: that beauty is only skin deep. Hal (Jack Black) grows up in a promise to fulfill his father's dying wish for him to only date beautiful women regardless of who they are inside.