Shallow Hal/Dodgeball [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features

  • Shallow Hal features:
  • Full-length audio commentary by Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
  • 11 deleted scenes with optional Farrelly Brothers commentary
  • HBO making-of special
  • Comedy Central's reel comedy: Shallow Hal
  • Music video: "Wall in Your Heart" by Shelby Lynne
  • Seeing Through the Layers makeup featurette
  • In at the Deep End with Shallow Hal stunts featurette
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story features:
  • Full-length audio commentary by Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Director/Writer Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Deleted/extended scenes and alternate ending with optional commentary by Director/Writer Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • DVD-ROM content - DodgeBall screenplay
  • Blooper/gag reel, featurettes, trailers and much more!


Shallow Hal
Jack Black continues his march to stardom with this typical Farrelly brothers blend of broad comedy and a heartfelt message. Black is Hal Larsen, a shallow man rapidly approaching middle age whose superficiality can be attributed to his father's deathbed admonition to only date young, beautiful women. Hal and his best friend, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), have taken the advice to heart, but Hal finds all of his physically impressive girlfriends consistently lacking in other qualities that would make them ideal mates. When he bumps into self-help guru Tony Robbins (playing himself), the motivational entrepreneur is intrigued by Hal's predicament and hypnotizes him so that he'll only see the inner beauty of women. Hal is quickly smitten with Rosemary Shanahan (Gwyneth Paltrow), a blonde Peace Corps volunteer who's tenderhearted, funny, and intelligent. She is also gorgeous and meets Hal's basic criteria of outer perfection, but what he doesn't realize is that Robbins' spell is working and he cannot see that Rosemary actually weights 300 pounds. When Mauricio is finally able to snap Hal out of his charmed state, Hal's in love with the inwardly perfect woman and must overcome his obsession with beauty. The script for Shallow Hal (2001) was developed when Peter Farrelly enjoyed the humorous letters written to a mutual friend by Sean Moynihan, a computer software executive who followed the filmmaker's advice to take up screenwriting. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story revolves around amiable underachiever Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn), whose rundown gym, Average Joe's, is populated by a less-than-average clientele including a self-styled pirate, an ultra-obscure sports aficionado, and a pining high school nerd. It soon becomes apparent that Joe's is in financial trouble and will soon be foreclosed by attractive attorney Kate Veach (Christine Taylor) - unless Peter can cough up $50,000. Despite Average Joe's posing little threat to Globo Gym, a fitness Goliath across the street that is owned by egomaniacal White Goodman (Ben Stiller) - Goodman senses an easy acquisition and decides to take over the facility. Peter's ragtag group of regulars, however, are less than thrilled with the prospects, and mobilize a showdown, winner-takes-all Dodgeball tournament against Globo Gym. The film also features Missi Pyle, Rip Torn, Stephen Root, and Alan Tudyk. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow - Rosemary Shanahan
  • Jack Black
    Jack Black - Hal Larsen
  • Jason Alexander
    Jason Alexander - Mauricio
  • Joe Viterelli
    Joe Viterelli - Steve Shanahan
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    Rene Kirby - Walt
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