History YMMV / ShallowHal

30th Sep '15 5:35:56 PM Erin582
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Mauricio, Hal's shallow, snarky best friend who is responsible for [[spoiler: Hal's hypnosis spell ending]] just because he wanted him to be superficial again. Even after we learn his FreudianExcuse [[spoiler: that he was born with ''a tail'' that, since it has an artery wrapped around it, can't be surgically removed]], it doesn't garner him much sympathy, mainly due to him spending most of the movie badmouthing Rosemary, and how absolutely gross it is.
30th May '15 12:31:16 PM Lancelot07
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Towards the end where Rosemary is carrying Hal, you can see the parts of his shirt that are fastened to strings helping her carrying him.
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Towards the end where Rosemary is carrying Hal, you can see the that parts of his shirt that are fastened to strings helping her carrying him.strings.
30th May '15 12:30:27 PM Lancelot07
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Towards the end where Rosemary is carrying Hal, you can see the parts of his shirt that are fastened to strings helping her carrying him. ** When Hal and Rosemary reconcile at the party at the end and hug each other, pay attention to Rosemary's arms and you can clearly see where the fat suit ends as her hands are perfectly slim.
14th Sep '14 12:28:40 PM Morgenthaler
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Unfortunate Implications require citations from secondary sources.
* UnfortunateImplications: The premise is that Hal sees the inner beauty of people, but in practice this seems to mean that all ugly people have inner beauty in spades, and beautiful people are invariably bad. Or at least most of them, since Hal's good-looking but friendly neighbour looks no different after the change. ** Justified in that the film only has to show people who actually ''have'' inner beauty. Hal learns that "ugly" people can also have beautiful personalities. Obviously there were people who would still be seen as ugly by Hal before and after hypnosis, the film just doesn't focus on them because it's unnecessary for the plot. ** Also, he only sees the inner beauty of new people. It has no effect on people he already knows.
2nd Feb '14 12:16:26 PM Anura
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** Also, he only sees the inner beauty of new people. It has no effect on people he already knows.
27th Jun '13 12:44:51 AM originalhobbit
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** Justified in that the film only has to show people who actually ''have'' inner beauty. Hal learns that "ugly" people can also have beautiful personalities. Obviously there were people who would still be seen as ugly by Hal before and after hypnosis, the film just doesn't focus on them because it's unnecessary for the plot.
23rd Jun '13 4:06:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: The premise is that Hal sees the inner beauty of people, but in practice this seems to mean that all ugly people have inner beauty in spades, and beautiful people are invariably bad.
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* UnfortunateImplications: The premise is that Hal sees the inner beauty of people, but in practice this seems to mean that all ugly people have inner beauty in spades, and beautiful people are invariably bad. Or at least most of them, since Hal's good-looking but friendly neighbour looks no different after the change.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The premise is that Hal sees the inner beauty of people, but in practice this seems to mean that all ugly people have inner beauty in spades, and beautiful people are invariably bad.
8th Apr '13 6:50:48 PM Austin
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This isn't actually YMMV. Moving.
* BrokenAesop: TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside? Kind of undermined by Rosemary being morbidly obese. Her eating habits are incredibly unhealthy and she's likely going to have a heart attack. There's a difference between not conforming to Hollywood's vision of beauty and doing what's best for your own health ** FridgeBrilliance: Like many who've struggled with their weight and dieting, Rosemary just gave up as she stated that "no matter what I eat I'm always the same weight". ** The entire premise of the movie is that Hal is seeing a person's inner beauty, thus ugly women appear incredibly attractive to him and beautiful women appear incredibly ugly. UnfortunateImplications aside, it still comes across as making judgements based on physical appearances. ** Not precisely true. GOOD people appear beautiful and BAD people appear ugly. It's not a case of let's just switch up people's looks. Katrina, for example, actually isn't very bad looking at all, just a little nerdy, but due to being a sweet and caring girl Hal initially sees her as classically beautiful. However, Hal still does base his initial opinion of women on their looks and is continually surprised that these attractive women are also good people. ** RogerEbert puts forth a partial justification for this in his review, pointing out that movies, being a primarily visual storytelling medium, would ''use'' a visual method of showing us how Hal perceives people now.
5th Mar '13 3:55:15 PM toongrrl1990
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** FridgeBrilliance: Like many who've struggled with their weight and dieting, Rosemary just gave up as she stated that "no matter what I eat I'm always the same weight".
23rd Nov '12 9:09:10 AM Abodos
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* FridgeLogic: Rosemary is heavy enough to pose a serious health problem, acceptance of her looks is not going to solve this. ** How this is fridge logic? Rosemary being unhealthy doesn't depreciate the fact that she's a good person, it only means that she has a flaw (a serious one that has the potential to shorten her lifespan, yes, but a flaw nonetheless). Having a flaw does not make you a bad person.
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