You Don't Need This Hall Pass

Farrelly brothers film stars Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2011 1:07 PM CST

(Newser) – The Farrelly brothers’ new film, Hall Pass, tells the story of two men given a week off from marriage. Don’t expect any surprises:

  • “The Farrellys are exploring nominally adult realms, like marital fatigue and cheating, but too often these apparent good intentions get the best of them and their timing,” writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times. Plus, they’re “oblivious to camera movement, blocking, lighting and all the filmmaking rest.”

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  • “Ever catch yourself thinking, ‘Man, I wish beer commercials lasted just 104 minutes longer?’" asks Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News. “The Farrelly brothers are ready to make your dreams come true.”
  • The film continues its directors’ “creative slide into everyday crude (because watching a guy poop in a sand trap is neither clever nor funny),” notes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. “For all the off-colors they wave, the Farrellys have a winning sentimental side, too. It's time for them to get past their Peter Pan potty-mouth days.”
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