Hall Pass: Can You Handle It?

A hall pass is a week off from marriage with no consequences. Right off the bat, this is a guy’s movie. Think Harold and Kumar meets the Hangover. It’s a spectacular one because it provides a triple threat (bathroom humor, pursuit of the fairer sex, and male bonding). Once again, if you don’t appreciate hilarious, yet sometimes disgusting bathroom humor, THIS MOVIE ISN’T FOR YOU!

Owen Wilson was perfectly cast as the good guy next door, the moral compass of this insane movie. His patented boyish charm was on full display, but this time he showed a vulnerable side that made him more endearing. I didn’t know too much about his wingman, Jason Sudeikis, except for his SNL work, but this is his breakout role. He is this year’s crazy brother in law from the Hangover (Zack Galifianakis). Whatever happened to that guy? One hit wonder? Anyway if Owen Wilson is the anchor, Sudeikis is the hurricane.

The two significant others, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, turned in nice performances. However, I had a hard time dealing with Pam from the Office. I kept expecting to see her with Jim. I guess being type cast is a real problem. The rest of the gang was a motley crew. But they all held their own and brought something special to the table. There was also tons of eye candy for both men and women.

I don’t usually go out on a limb like this and I don’t like to over hype movies because sometimes they don’t meet expectations, but I have to make an exception for this one. This is my early contender for comedy of the year! I don’t think the Academy takes to well to bathroom humor so it probably won’t take home gold. But in my book, this has to be the early favorite.

Finally, it also raises an interesting discussion. Would you give your significant other a hall pass? Would you take one if it were given to you?

If you liked this review, make sure to check out my guest post review of Brotherhood at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff! 🙂

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6 Responses

  1. MoneyCone says:

    I love movies like this! Austin Powers, Borat, Harold and Kumar…

    This one looks like a fun watch!

    And no I’m not going to answer the last question! You are just trying to stir up trouble Buck, considering you never answered that one! 🙂

    • Buck Inspire says:

      My kind of guy! 🙂 You’re a sharp one! What is that blogging lesson? Be controversial? This topic could spin off into another post. Let’s just say the Mrs. and I did have a heated discussion. 🙂 Did you see the Hangover or Hot Tub Time Machine?

  2. I definitely will be watching this movie Buck since I loved Harold and Kumar and Hangover.

    As for a hall pass, Nopes not for me and not for her even if I have to admit its tempting to get one 🙂

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Ah, my kind of guy, too! 🙂 Interesting. A quick and dirty test to see which blogs you would most likely follow. Just match up each others’ favorite movies. Cool. Tempting yes, but actually following through is a different story. 🙂

  3. Clay Burt says:

    Love watching movies like this – the more the better… goes for random violence movies as well such as natural born killers, etc….

    No way on the pass – guess I’m just old or old fashioned, but what kind of “relationship” is that? Definitely not one of mutual respect imo 🙂

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Same here, those are fun, too. I can’t recall any good random violent movies as of late. The only one that comes to mind is Inglorious Bastards. Did you see that one? Old or old fashioned, funny, I’m in the same boat. 🙂

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