Hall Pass 2011 8+ out of 10
Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are typical married men with struggling marriages. The sex isn't happening so much anymore and they are caught eyeing other women in front of their wives. The guys are overheard talking about how much they would pay to have a fling with no consequences during a poker game, their wives played by the beautiful Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer let them have one week hall passes from their marriage.
The haves figure the hopeless fellows will just come crawling back within a few days when they figure out how good they actually have it. One week where they can go wild and basically have a free pass to do whatever they want. I was expecting the movie to be a wilder crazier comedy than it was--but was pleasantly surprise at the route the plot took instead. The movie actually had a really good plot and the funnier moments came from the lack of any game that the guys had on their week long hall pass, of course I don't know why anyone would want a hall pass if they were with Christina Applegate or Jenna Fischer. For example one of the best scenes was the first day of the guys hall pass when their jealous married buddies come along to watch them pick up chicks at an Applebee's and they end up just eating a ton of food and going home early instead.
Best Quote from that scene.
Friend: "Are you sure Applebee's is the best place to meet hot women?"
Rick: "You thinking Olive Garden?"
The movie was funny and yet subdued and intelligent in its choices. It was definitely a pleasant surprise and definitely a comedy I recommend. I found myself actually cheering for Owen Wilson when he decides not to hook up with the insanely sexy and beautiful Nikki Whelan (a Blond Australian actress that would make most men with they had a hall pass) which is a credit to the film and its story.
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