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Friday, March 4, 2011
Quick Review: Hall Pass
So, is "Hall Pass" based on any sort of reality? Do married couples do this in real life? Rick (Owen Wilson) and Maggie (Jenna Fischer) have been happily married for years, as have Rick's best friend Fred (Jason Sudeikis) and Grace (Christina Applegate), but the boys are a little bored and are constantly looking at hot women. On the advice of Dr. Lucy (Joy Behar), the wives give their husbands a "hall pass" from marriage. For one week they're allowed to live the single life and get everything out of their system. Two middle-aged men trying to hook up with young babes? You wouldn't expect that to go so well, but things get more complicated as the week goes on. Raunchy -- it's from the Farrelly brothers, and one scene is much more disgusting than the hair-gel scene in "There's Something About Mary" -- but sort of predictable, but it's got some laughs (and in one scene, the two extremes of male frontal nudity). I liked it more than I thought I would going into the theater. My grade: B-minus.