Hall Pass (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Some filmgoers may be surprised by the Farrellys' defense of traditional domestic values in Hall Pass -- unfortunately, they'll probably also be dismayed by the absence of laughs.

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Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.-- (C) Warner Bros
Rating:
R (for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Jenna Fischer
as Maggie
Bruce Thomas
as Rick Coleman
Rob Moran
as Ed Long
Lauren Bowles
as Britney
Macsen Lintz
as Gunnar
Kristin Carey
as Aunt Meg
Joy Behar
as Dr. Lucy
Carly Craig
as Nicotine Patch Girl
Landon T. Riddle
as Ed's Son
Halli-Gray Beasley
as Ed's Daughter
JB Smoove
as Flats
Andrew Wilson
as Larry Bohac
Dan Murphy
as Boshane
Al Wisne
as Clyde
Michael S. Meldman
as Mike Meldman
Dwight Evans
as Maggie's Father
Shannon Leade
as Twentysomething Woman
Gordon Danniels
as Golf Ranger
Jamie Lee
as Dry Clean Korean Lady
Quynh Thi Le
as Young Korean Woman
Robert Flaherty
as Awards Dinner Bartender
Matt Fairbairn
as Harold Goldberg
Doris Morgado
as Latino Woman #1
Maria Duarte
as Latino Woman #2
Thaddeus Rahming
as Naked Guy #1
Rich Brown
as Naked Guy #2
Jeff Norton
as Lake Cop #1
Terry Mullany
as Lake Cop #2
Brian Mone
as Honorable Judge William Mone
Taylor Treadwell
as Young Bride (Emma)
Craig X. Scott
as Older Gunnar
Kathryn Kim
as Another Korean Woman
Richard Melton
as Burly Cop
Edward Barbanell
as Coach Eddie
Romy Wang
as Woman Golfer #1
Suki Frick
as Woman Golfer #2
Soon Yup Han
as Woman Golfer #3
Cristina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Christina Nardozzi
as Girl in Restaurant
Ezra Neo Dierking
as Party Boy
Bo Burnham
as Bartender
Mike Cerrone
as Driver Cop
Zen Gesner
as Passenger Cop
Kristyl Dawn Tift
as Gary's Wife
Daniel Greene
as Officer #1
Patricia French
as Officer #2
Bob Weekes
as Bar Manager
Stella Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Willie Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Jikker Barrow
as Stella Bass Band
Ron Brown
as Stella Bass Band
Meredith Oliver Oglesby
as Bar Patron Meredith
Candice Ozechowski
as Bar Patron Candi
Lee Anne Freeman
as Bar Patron Lee Anne
Christina Avalos
as Bar Patron Christina
Igor Vovkovinskiy
as Johnny's Hideaway Tall Stud
Chloe Snyder
as Stootfish Babe
Kathy Griffin
as Herself
Anna Byers
as Backyard BBQ Friend
Wen Yann Shih
as Asian Woman
Tom Choi
as Asian Husband
Juan Qian
as Elderly Asian Woman
Jesse Farrelly
as Witness on Roof
Mike Meldman
as Mike Meldman
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Critic Reviews for Hall Pass

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (44)

The joke is supposed to be that it's sad to see these guys so desperate for a lay, but in truth, it's even sadder to see the brothers this desperate for a laugh.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

Another chapter in the endless saga of American male infantilism.

March 13, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

There's something about Hall Pass that feels grosser than the usual Farrelly brothers comedy.

Full Review… | March 10, 2011
Newsday
Top Critic

The usual string of hackneyed and largely laugh-free set-ups involving vulgar chat-up lines, hash brownies and a mad, jealous guy with a crowbar, all seemingly purpose-honed to appeal to devotees of 'The Hangover'.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A gross-out comedy about the perpetual immaturity of the American male that has, amazingly enough, a mature perspective.

Full Review… | February 27, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Peter and Bobby Farrelly are gross-out artists in transition.

Full Review… | February 25, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hall Pass

½

Better than just being funny and making good use of that bawdy humor that the Farrelly brothers are well known for, this is a delicious comedy that works because of its characters, who earn our sympathy without any effort in a story that can be touching and is full of heart.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

The material of Hall Pass, dispite be funny, doesn't honor the actors and the directors.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

A lame, obvious, and not consistently funny enough take on a decent subject matter (going after someone else despite being married), concerning two jerks (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) who want desperately to see if they could get with another women, and how both of their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) give them a week off from marriage to let them fulfill this dream. While the subject is definitely original enough to work as a foul-mouthed, hilarious comedy, the Farrelly brothers inexplicably aren't able to come up with anything that funny, with an obvious conclusion and "moral lesson" you can see coming a mile away. The performances are all pretty average, as you can tell everyone is just winging this thing and in it for the pay check. The Farrelly's have done so much better in the past with comedy ("Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary"), sadly they don't appear up to the task here.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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