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Shallow Hal

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 08 Nov 2001
Video Release: 01 Jul 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Shallow Hal is rated PG-13: for language and sexual content.

Cast: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow
Studio: 2001 20th Century Fox

Detailed Review

Although a minister, Hal's dad (who had been prescribed morphine to ease his dying moments) expressed his last words frankly and crudely, advising his son to find a woman with… 
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Why Is Shallow Hal Rated PG-13?

Overall: C+
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