Hall Pass

There are certain people in Hollywood that should stick to what they are best at. Aaron Sorkin should continue to write TV shows and movies that amaze me. Charlie Sheen should continue to give interviews that nobody with a normal functioning brain could understand. Randy Newman should continue to write songs that get nominated for Academy Awards, and the Farrelly brothers should continue to write slapstick comedies that feature gross jokes, nudity, and lines that make people cringe.

For the first two-thirds of Hall Pass they do what they are known for, but for some reason the final third of the movie they tried to turn it into a different style romantic comedy. It was almost as if they wanted people to leave thinking that they hadn't just watched 90 minutes of sex jokes, and potty humor. Don't get me wrong, there were quite a few moments throughout the movie that had me laughing out loud but the end of this movie leaves much to be desired.

Now let's get to the elephant in the room. Jenna Fischer, you know I love your work and think you are beautiful, but the fake tan that you had going on your face was BRUUUUUUUUTAL. Fischer's character is married to Owen Wilson's character. While granting him his hall pass, she takes their kids and goes to Cape Cod for the week. Apparently the Farrelly brothers wanted us to think that the sun actually resides in Cape Cod and decided to make Jenna look like a Jersey Shore castoff. Not a good look Pam Beesley. Not a good look at all.

Congratulations to my wife who kept her vow of never seeing a movie with Owen Wilson in it again. I guess there goes my date for Zoolander 2.

Hall Pass
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, and Peter Farrelly
Written by: Pete Jones, Peter Farrelly, Kevin Barnett, and Bobby Farrelly
Starring: Jason Sudekis, Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate, and Jenna Fischer
My Rating: 2 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: No

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