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... View more >
crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use
Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer... View more >
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Not a kids movie. Vulgar at times, but very funny. While not funny throughout, it has a few scenes that are great. I will say that some of the things shown in the movie I don't beleive were funny or necessary and did nothing to make it better.
One scene contains full frontal male nudity which not only promotes a sterotype but is tasteless. Wait for the Red Box special on this one.
Some pretty funny spots,but some the nudeity,really has no place, not a good movie for a first new couple of dates,wait for rental
If you are married or have been married and are in your 30's 40's and early 50's this is hillarious a little crude but very funny
"Hall Pass" is bad vuglar movie about a groupo of guys who refuse to grow up, get a hall pass. I got a good idea, instead of hall passes, how about passing out some brains. The guys inj this moive certainly needs them. The people behind the movie, Peter and Bobby Farrelly who gave us the memorable "There's Something About Mary" from 1998 is a classic, 12 years later the two tried to capture the Mary magic and ended up with badly made gutter of a movie. made a terrible movie who they use more of bathroom humor to make an unfunny movie. Yes, the film is raunchy, so is "Paul" a movie I saw a week ago and I happen to like the movie. What seperate "Paul" from "Hall Pass" is that "Paul" knows the limits of being raunchy, make this movie swett and funny. In "Hall Pass," the film is just plain raunchy and bad.
Hall Pass is one of those movies where you know if you're the target audience just by reading the synopsis of the movie. If you're not sure after that, keep in mind that this was done by the Farrelly Brothers, who brought us "There's Something About Mary" so many years ago.
A quick look at their resume since that time will confirm the kind of movie that you're about to watch, and if you're looking for Oscar-worthiness in any respect, you're looking at the wrong movie. However, you're probably looking at watching this because you're in the mood for a raunchy comedy that serves as a vehicle for Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.
As such, I went into this movie with very low expectations, and it did not disappoint. It was everything that I expected it to be, so there wasn't any kind of false advertising involved in the marketing.
There are some funny bits, and Owen Wilson's character actually follows an arc in which there is a revelation that he has near the end of the week that approaches insightfulness, but that moment is mostly lost amidst a cacophony of attempts at humor, usually done over the top.
As long as you keep your expectations low and you know what you're getting into when watching a movie like this, you shouldn't be disappointed with the end result.