DVD: Hall Pass (15)
Friday 01 July 2011
Any shred of credibility that Owen Wilson once had is obliterated by this deeply unfunny comedy from the Farrelly brothers. Sex-starved best pals Rick (Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are anxious that their marriages have gone stale.
To remedy this, their wives grant them a "hall pass", which entitles them to seven days of freedom to do whatever they want to do. Inevitably, their brief bachelor life doesn't quite pan out for them. Twenty minutes in and not even a whiff of a joke – just tired genitalia and masturbation "gags". The Farrellys could once be relied upon for some bite and refreshing silliness, but this is just plain dull.
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