History YMMV / ShallowHal

2nd Apr '16 6:57:49 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.
* UnfortunateImplications: Not only how Fat equals Ugly but apparently being a pre-op, non-passing Transgender is unattractive?

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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, Rosemary and how absolutely gross it his condition is.
* UnfortunateImplications: ValuesDissonance: Not only how Fat [[AcceptableTargets fat equals Ugly ugly but apparently being a pre-op, non-passing Transgender Transgender]] is unattractive?
18th Mar '16 8:31:11 PM toongrrl1990
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* UnfortunateImplications: Not only how Fat equals Ugly but apparently being a pre-op, non-passing Transgender is unattractive?



22nd Feb '16 5:23:07 PM Bdem
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** The way Rosemary talks about how she knows she's not pretty and how no man has ever loved her like Hal does will definitely hit home if you are or know a woman who has ever had body image issues.
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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* 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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