History Film / ShallowHal

15th Sep '17 8:20:49 PM DrOO7
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* BrokenAesop: A film with an intended Aesop about how people should not be so shallow and judge people on the kind of person they are, not by how they look on the outside, but this loses some steam considering how many fat jokes it has at Rosemary's expense.

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* BrokenAesop: A film with an intended Aesop about how people should not be so shallow and judge people on the kind of person they are, not by how they look on the outside, but this loses some steam considering how many fat jokes it has at Rosemary's expense. Not to mention the amount of beautiful people who now appear ugly because of their horrible personality insinuates that it's okay to continue assuming that BeautyIsBad.
13th Sep '17 2:24:48 PM IdeaMaster
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* FreakinessShame: [[spoiler:Turns out Mauricio has a tail.]]

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* FreakinessShame: [[spoiler:Turns out Mauricio has a tail.]]]]Walt, solely because of his money, and even confesses to Rosemary that the timing of their relationship could not have been better, [[KickTheDog just after she had broken up with her boyfriend]] and just after he had sold his company [[ItsAllAboutMe and had all the time in the world to go shopping with her etc etc]], which is really a fancy way of saying she can now ''mooch'' off of him.



* GoldDigger: This is why Nurse Tanya Peeler, who is actually young and pretty, looks like an old crone to Hal. She's dating his friend, Walt, solely because of his money, and even confesses to Rosemary that the timing of their relationship could not have been better, [[KickTheDog just after she had broken up with her boyfriend]] and just after he had sold his company [[ItsAllAboutMe and had all the time in the world to go shopping with her etc etc]], which is really a fancy way of saying she can now ''mooch'' off of him.

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* GoldDigger: This is why Nurse Tanya Peeler, who is actually young and pretty, looks like an old crone to Hal. She's dating his friend, Walt, solely because of his money, and even confesses to Rosemary that the timing of their relationship could not have been better, [[KickTheDog just after she had broken up with her boyfriend]] and just after he had sold his company [[ItsAllAboutMe and had all the time in the world to go shopping with her etc etc]], which is really a fancy way of saying she can now ''mooch'' off of him.


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* JerkassRealization: After the breaking of his hypnotism, it's seeing the burned face of [[TheCutie Cadence]] that inspires Hal to stop judging women by their looks and recoil with Rosemary.


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* [[spoiler:TheReveal: Maurcio has a vestigial tail and he broke Hal's hypnosis out of jealousy of his happiness with Rosemary.]]
1st Jul '17 9:03:43 AM AnthonyMercer
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Hal Larson (Black) is a single guy with an unsatisfying dating life, due to the fact that -- having been [[FreudianExcuse unconsciously traumatized by his father's death at age nine]] -- he is one of the shallowest men in the world. Until one day when, trapped in an elevator with self-hep guru Tony Robbins, he is unknowingly hypnotized so that, every time he meets someone new from that point onward, he will see their "inner beauty" instead of their real appearance.

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Hal Larson (Black) is a single guy with an unsatisfying dating life, due to the fact that -- having been [[FreudianExcuse unconsciously traumatized by his father's death at age nine]] -- he is one of the shallowest men in the world. Until one day when, trapped in an elevator with self-hep self-help guru Tony Robbins, he is unknowingly hypnotized so that, every time he meets someone new from that point onward, he will see their "inner beauty" instead of their real appearance.
29th Jun '17 5:43:09 AM Mdumas43073
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* DoubleStandard: Looking the way they do, Hal and Mauricio really shouldn't have high expectations from women. They both have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for their hypocrisy, though. Hal was traumatized as a child by the death of his father, who demanded on his death bed that his son be utterly perfectionist when judging women. Mauricio [[spoiler:is redirecting a bottled-up inferiority complex. He has a physical deformity himself that he can't get rid of (a vestigial tail at the base of his spine), but has chosen to see it as a weakness.]]

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* DoubleStandard: Looking the way they do, Hal and Mauricio really shouldn't have such high expectations from women. They both have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for their hypocrisy, though. Hal was traumatized as a child by the death of his father, who demanded on his death bed that his son be utterly perfectionist when judging women. Mauricio [[spoiler:is redirecting a bottled-up inferiority complex. He has a physical deformity himself that he can't get rid of (a vestigial tail at the base of his spine), but has chosen to see it as a weakness.]]
29th Jun '17 5:42:45 AM Mdumas43073
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* DoubleStandard: Looking the way they do, Hal and Mauricio really shouldn't have high expectations from women. They do give them both {{Freudian Excuse}}s for their hypocrisy, though; Hal is traumatized by watching his father die when he was young, who demanded on his death bed that his son be utterly perfectionist when judging women. Mauricio [[spoiler:is redirecting a bottled-up inferiority complex. He has a physical deformity himself that he can't get rid of (a vestigial tail at the base of his spine), but has chosen to see it as a weakness.]]

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* DoubleStandard: Looking the way they do, Hal and Mauricio really shouldn't have high expectations from women. They do give them both have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for their hypocrisy, though; though. Hal is was traumatized as a child by watching the death of his father die when he was young, father, who demanded on his death bed that his son be utterly perfectionist when judging women. Mauricio [[spoiler:is redirecting a bottled-up inferiority complex. He has a physical deformity himself that he can't get rid of (a vestigial tail at the base of his spine), but has chosen to see it as a weakness.]]
29th Jun '17 5:40:34 AM Mdumas43073
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** This trope is lampshaded in the film however by Hal's coworkers asking him how he can act so shallow when he's "not that good-looking" himself.

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** This trope is lampshaded in the film however by Hal's coworkers asking coworkers, who ask him how he can act so shallow when he's "not that good-looking" himself.
29th Jun '17 5:39:23 AM Mdumas43073
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The movie is full of them, but the most prominent example is when Hal sees Rosemary for the first time (as slim-figured Gwyneth Paltrow, of course) walking into the clothing store, only to catch up with her and, after getting acquainted with her, later finds out she happens to be his boss's daughter.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The movie is full of them, but the most prominent example is when Hal sees Rosemary for the first time (as slim-figured Gwyneth Paltrow, of course) walking into the clothing store, only to catch up with her and, after getting acquainted with her, later finds finding out she happens to be his boss's daughter.



* CutASliceTakeTheRest: Rosemary cuts off a "sliver" of a cake that's about 1/3 as big as the whole cake, and walks off munching on it like a Pringles chip.

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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: Rosemary cuts off a "sliver" of a cake that's about 1/3 as big as the whole cake, and walks off munching on it like a Pringles chip.
29th Jun '17 5:38:01 AM Mdumas43073
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* AccidentalKiss: Freed from the spell and having never seen Rosemary in her true form, Hal mistakes the Shanahans' housemaid Helga for Rosemary and kisses this woman rather sloppily. Hilariously enough, Helga doesn't seem to mind.

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* AccidentalKiss: Freed from the spell No longer hypnotized and having never seen Rosemary in her true form, Hal mistakes the Shanahans' housemaid Helga for Rosemary and kisses this woman rather sloppily. Hilariously enough, Helga doesn't seem to mind.
29th Jun '17 5:36:13 AM Mdumas43073
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Hal Larson (Black) is a single guy with an unsatisfying dating life, due to the fact that -- having been [[FreudianExcuse unconsciously traumatized by his father's death at age nine]] -- he is one of the shallowest men in the world. Until one day when, trapped in an elevator with Tony Robbins, he is unknowingly hypnotized so that, every time he meets someone new from that point onward, he will see their "inner beauty" instead of their real appearance.

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Hal Larson (Black) is a single guy with an unsatisfying dating life, due to the fact that -- having been [[FreudianExcuse unconsciously traumatized by his father's death at age nine]] -- he is one of the shallowest men in the world. Until one day when, trapped in an elevator with self-hep guru Tony Robbins, he is unknowingly hypnotized so that, every time he meets someone new from that point onward, he will see their "inner beauty" instead of their real appearance.
29th Jun '17 5:34:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Most notably, he meets a woman named Rosemary (Paltrow) who, to him, looks like the most beautiful woman in the world because of her great inner beauty. In reality, however, she's extremely fat. It's not the only cognitive dissonance -- far from it -- but it's the one that made the trailers.

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Most notably, he meets a woman named Rosemary Shanahan (Paltrow) who, to him, looks like the most beautiful woman in the world because of her great inner beauty. In reality, however, she's extremely fat. It's not the only cognitive dissonance -- far from it -- but it's the one that made the trailers.



* AccidentalKiss: Having never seen Rosemary in her true form, Hal mistakes the Shanahan's housemaid Helga for Rosemary and kisses this woman rather sloppily. Hilariously enough, Helga doesn't seem to mind.

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* AccidentalKiss: Having Freed from the spell and having never seen Rosemary in her true form, Hal mistakes the Shanahan's Shanahans' housemaid Helga for Rosemary and kisses this woman rather sloppily. Hilariously enough, Helga doesn't seem to mind.
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