Hall Pass suffers from the same problems as their other recent flicks...there are some great laughs, but all-in-all, the movie as a whole is only moderately entertaining.
Perhaps it is the topic of infidelity is approached in a manner that makes it depressing rather than hilarious, if that is even possible.
This movie starts decent enough and actually ends with the trademark train wreck, over-the-top cluster that the Farrelly Bros actually do well. But the center of this flick was too damn slow. Not even the always funny JB Smoove could pull the guts of this flick out of the gutter.
Yes, Hall Pass did take the weekend at 13.5 million, but what a paltry take! And that #5, Just Go With It, checked in at 10.5 million, it managed to eek out a #1 in what can easily be qualified as a weak weekend.
I do have one thing to say before I shift gears...."Fake Chow."
3 of 5 Horns from The Reel Rhino.
Now for something completely different...
Restrepo should be required watching for every American citizen....for every young man, contemplating service, for every war protester and supporter alike. I think this is the first real piece of cinema that captures the essence of this war.
I was moved like I haven't been in some time. Like I have said in the past in watching 127 Hours and Into The Wild...this is a life-changing movie. See it at all costs. Netflix Watch Instantly is currently carrying it and it is a film to be consumed, but not really enjoyed. Seeing the courage of these young men will fill you with pride, but seeing the terror and terrible conditions they endured, will keep you grounded in the fact that this is not a popcorn movie where the good guys always win...but instead a vicious dose of reality.
Until later...take care...