149. Hall Pass (2011)

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7.3 Oddly entertaining
  • Acting 7.5
  • Directing 7.1
  • Story 7.3
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Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Running Time: 105 mins


Hall Pass is an American film about two married men who are given a week off from marriage by their wives, and for that week, they have the freedom to do whatever they want to.

This idea was a really weird one, as I don’t think it would work in reality to improve your marriage by stopping it for 7 days, but perhaps that’s just me. In terms of the film, I found it to be quite funny, albeit extremely frustrating, however the story was surprisingly good.

I usually love Owen Wilson in these types of films, however I don’t think that he was actually that good in this one, even though he playing a pretty identical character to the one he played in Wedding Crashers.

However, I thought that Jason Sudeikis, playing the more boyish and immature man, was absolutely hilarious in this film, with all of his jokes being a lot funnier than anyone else’s…

Overall, I’ll give this a 7.3, because although it wasn’t the funniest film in the world, it was a great idea, with a fun story, and although some parts were very annoying, it was all in all a very enjoyable film.

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