Hall Pass: Enlarged Edition Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins Rating: R Due Out: June 14, 2011
PLOT: Two married men (Wilson and Sudeikis) are given a “hall pass” from their wives (Gischer and Applegate). They get one week of marriage freedom to do whatever they want.
WHO'S IT FOR? Wives, if you think your guy is staring down every woman he passes by, and needs a wakeup call or sorts, send him to Hall Pass. If you are married, you’ll definitely laugh a little bit more.
Like most comedies, the Farrelly brothers had an idea with Hall Pass. They also had a couple of great typical guy conversations lined up and ready to go. Then they simply ran out of material. I genuinely laughed a lot, but they also wanted a story … even though they didn’t have one. So they wasted our time with eating, golfing on pot, sleeping in a hot tub, asking for a massage … nothing that has to do with a hall pass. Some of these things are amusing, some just take up time. But don’t worry, there are gross things too! I ask you, does poop and penis simply have to show up to get a laugh?
Then, after all of this, we finally get to the conflict, and it’s a weird guy (Derek Waters) who works at a coffee shop. Plus, the women are making some really odd decisions. It’s the kind of plot that falls apart if the couples simply talk to one another, or occasionally (yes, only occasionally) have sex with their partner.
Look, I don’t want a Hall Pass, but I do want a movie called Hall Pass to be about a Hall Pass. The actual attempt of Hall Pass barely happens in this film called Hall Pass. I still need to say Hall Pass 247 more times to equal the amount they say it in the film … called … Hall Pass.
MOVIE SCORE: 5/10
“Hall Pass: Enlarged Edition” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features: · Extended cut of the film with footage not seen in theaters · Deleted Scene · Gag Reel
“Hall Pass” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features: · Deleted Scene