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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Susan Ward, Anthony Robbins, Jimmy Badstibner, Kyle Gass, John-Eliot Jordan, Laura Kightlinger, Sascha Knopf, Jeffrey LaBerdia, Libby Langdon, David Lowe, Sasha Neulinger, David Rivitz
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
USA: 114 mins
UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 12 contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 9 November 2001
UK Release Date: 1 February 2002
Throughout history, few concepts have been pondered as much as the nature of beauty. Philosophers, poets, scientists, and theologians have contemplated and been inspired by its many forms and mysteries. Some find it in the wonders of nature, others in a simple, enigmatic smile. There are even those who have travelled to the ends of the Earth and beyond in search of beauty.
Then there's Hal Larsen, the ultimate shallow guy. Hal finds beauty only in supermodels and centerfolds. The first thing he looks for in a woman is, well, looks. Hal won't even consider dating someone with a less-than-perfect body, smile and sense of style.
But after an impromptu hypnosis by self-help guru Tony Robbins, Hal's view of women makes a 180-degree turn; he now sees their true inner beauty. Enter Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), an overweight Peace Corps volunteer. Hal, envisioning Rosemary's kindness and humour as female physical nirvana, is instantly smitten and an idyllic romance begins. When the spell is broken, Hal must face an unrecognizable Rosemary and learn one of life's most important lessons.
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Conundrum Entertainment Production, a Farrelly Brothers Movie, produced by Bradley Thomas, Charles B Wessler, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly; and written by Sean Moynihan, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Original Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Wide-screen 16x9)
Sound & Picture Quality: Dolby 5.1/DTS
Subtitles: English for the hearing impaired, Spanish, French
DVD Special Features:
Audio Commentary by the Farrelly Brothers
HBO behind the scenes featurette
11 deleted scenes with optional commentary
VHS Special Features:
11 deleted scenes