Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hall Pass was pretty good.
Overall i went in with low expectations and came out with a few good laughs. Great quotes in this movie. Not sure how it'll stand up over time, but for the time being, it was pretty good. It had good characters, and tons of great quotes or quality terms.
Movie starts off as a general romantic comedy, husband, wife, three kids, his friend, his friends wife, typical affair. Then it kinda morphs itself into a Farrelly Brothers movie. Good over the top gross out laughs, some quality dialogue. And an ok moral story to go with it. If you like them, their movies, you'll most likely enjoy this.
Wilson annoys his wife so much with his constant checking out of other women that she finally gives him a week to do whatever he wants. So he tells his friend who gets his wife on board too. The wives go out of town for the week so everything is fair game. The first night they go to Applebees with their crew and basically pig out, they figure it's more than enough for day one so they go home. Day two is more of the same. Neither guy has the courage to attempt to cheat on their wife despite all the banter. Day three goes and they basically do the same as day one. Their friends bail and leave them alone for the final four. Those final four they each finally try with the help of their good friend who'd been out of town. While this is going on, the women struggle too to deal with their Hall Pass too. While on retreat, they start hanging out with these college baseball players and coach who attempt to woo them. Their struggle is clear as well. As they both fight the urge but also try to push the limits surely someone is going to crack.
That's basically a gist of the story with no real spoilers. I suggest watching it. As i mentioned, there are a handful of quality laughs during and mostly everyone is likeable. The humor ranged from witty to pure grossout, but it's all good nature.