History Film / ShallowHal

19th Feb '16 12:36:39 PM amphiboly
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* LiteralMetaphor: When Hal describes Ralph as "[[PrettyBoy Pretty Boy]]" to Rosemary while dining at a restaurant, he also alludes to the ''metaphorical'' halo around his head to reiterate how divinely handsome and good he is. But since Rosemary is unaware of Hal's hypnosis, she tells Hal that he's the first one to ever call Ralph that, and furthermore, she thinks the "halo" he's talking about is, in fact, the psoriasis around Ralph's head, and she even tells that to Hal directly.

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* LiteralMetaphor: When Hal describes Ralph as "[[PrettyBoy Pretty Boy]]" to Rosemary while dining at a restaurant, he also alludes to the ''metaphorical'' halo around his head to reiterate how divinely handsome and good he is. But since Rosemary is unaware of Hal's hypnosis, she tells Hal that he's the first one to ever call Ralph that, and furthermore, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint she thinks the "halo" he's talking about is, in fact, the psoriasis around Ralph's head, and she even tells that to Hal directly.directly]].
7th Feb '16 12:29:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Quite notably scores pretty evenly around the scale. The nastier girls (and Rosemary in Hal's eyes) are very pretty, while some of the characters are just average or flawed average, perhaps flawed pretty, and some of the nice girls are honestly ugly. Rosemary's two guy friends from the Peace Corps are overweight and/or unattractive yet are seen as intimidatingly handsome to a hypnotized Hal and the seemingly healthy-looking kids from the hospital [[spoiler: turn out to be burn victims]].
7th Feb '16 4:58:56 AM Lancelot07
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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.
20th Jan '16 4:24:36 PM Tommoraptor
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* DirtyOldWoman: Helga, the housemaid.
24th Dec '15 12:04:08 AM MikeW
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** Subverted with Hal himself as people bad-mouth him about obviously trying to suck up to his boss by dating his obese daughter and Hal can't understand why that would cross their minds.
20th Dec '15 3:41:43 PM Tommoraptor
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* AsHimself: Tony Robbins, Joshua "Li'iBoy" Shintani.

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* AsHimself: *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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Tony Robbins, Joshua "Li'iBoy" Shintani.
20th Nov '15 5:53:24 PM amphiboly
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* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Quite notably scores pretty evenly around the scale. The nastier girls (and Rosemary in Hal's eyes) are very pretty, while some of the characters are just average or flawed average, perhaps flawed pretty, and some of the nice girls are honestly ugly. Rosemary's two guy friends from the Peace Corps are overweight and/or unattractive yet are seen as intimidatingly handsome to a hypnotized Hal and the kids from the hospital [[spoiler: turn out to be burn victims]].

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* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Quite notably scores pretty evenly around the scale. The nastier girls (and Rosemary in Hal's eyes) are very pretty, while some of the characters are just average or flawed average, perhaps flawed pretty, and some of the nice girls are honestly ugly. Rosemary's two guy friends from the Peace Corps are overweight and/or unattractive yet are seen as intimidatingly handsome to a hypnotized Hal and the seemingly healthy-looking kids from the hospital [[spoiler: turn out to be burn victims]].
20th Nov '15 5:49:44 PM amphiboly
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* LiteralMetaphor: When Hal describes Ralph as "[[PrettyBoy Pretty Boy]]" to Rosemary while dining at a restaurant, he also alludes to the ''metaphorical'' halo around his head to reiterate how divinely handsome and good he is. But since Rosemary is unaware of Hal's hypnosis, she tells Hal that he's the first one to ever call Ralph that, and furthermore, she thinks the "halo" he's talking about is, in fact, the psoriasis around Ralph's head, and she even tells that to Hal directly.
16th Nov '15 12:53:38 AM amphiboly
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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.
16th Nov '15 12:50:53 AM amphiboly
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** The exception to this trope, however, [[spoiler: occurs during the scene with the little girl in the Pediatric Burn Unit at the hospital when Hal goes back the second time, looking for Rosemary. [[TearJerker This is the defining moment when he realizes that he doesn't need hypnosis to see the inner beauty in people]]]].

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** The exception to this trope, however, [[spoiler: occurs during the scene with the little girl in the Pediatric Burn Unit at the hospital when Hal goes back the second time, looking for Rosemary. [[TearJerker This is the defining moment when in which he realizes that he doesn't need hypnosis to see the inner beauty in people]]]].
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