Shallow Hal

Rated 3.0

A self-absorbed jackass (Jack Black) judges the women he hits on by their looks alone, until he’s hypnotized to see only the beauty within. Soon he’s falling for a woman he thinks looks like Gwyneth Paltrow, but whom his equally shallow pal (Jason Alexander) thinks looks more like a hippopotamus. Brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly this time favor a sermonette about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. The Farrellys stretch the one-joke premise to the snapping point, but Black makes it, especially in his confusion and chagrin over his new-found depth.