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Overall C+

Powerfully suggesting that we need to view those around us for who they really are as opposed to their outward appearance, Shallow Hal provides a refreshing perspective on body image. Unfortunately, it also serves up a full course of crudities, profanities, and other sexual banter.

Violence A-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content.

Shallow Hal

The most recent home video release of this movie is July 1, 2002. Here are some details…

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If looking beyond the surface is a romance theme that appeals to you, check out Shrek and Follow The Stars Home (the latter takes a complex look at what character traits have the most value, without the content concerns presented here). Beauty and the Beast offers a similar moral in a family friendly format.

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