Hall Pass (2011)

“Guys, it’s all right if you strike out. For God’s sake at least take a couple of swings!” – Hog Head

Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 May 2011and 23 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two best friends who can’t keep their eyes to themselves are given a one week pass from their wives to get it out of their system.

My Take on it – Hilarious idea that works due to the performances of Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.

Their characters rae completely over the top in everything they say and do, yet they still feel like they are somewhat grounded.

The supporting cast is also great with Cristina Applegate and Jenna Fischer playing their wives who are never quite sure of they made the right decision or not.

The story says so much about trust in relationships and despite the very raunchy spin to it all, the Farrelly Brothers once again give us such a fun story with serious undertones.

In addition to the wives, the group of friends that surround the main characters are so enjoyable to watch.

Stephen Merchant is hilarious as a British friend seemingly disconnected with the world around him.

JB Smoove, Richard Jenkins and Larry Joe Campbell also add so much hilarity to everything that transpires here.

The story unfolds in a really entertaining way that helps set up the plot as something that is just slightly out of the realm of reality, yet still seems somewhat plausible, yet unnecessary.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The flash forward scene with Stephen Merchant imagining he murders his wife and ends up in jail was thought up by Owen Wilson. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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