Hall Pass is a 2011 comedy film about two family men who’s wives give them a “Hall Pass” for a week- meaning one week off marriage where they can do whatever they please, with whoever they please. The two buddies are Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) who, while both having a great family life, sometimes wistfully think of the good old days of bachelorhood where they where they had no restrictions on their lifestyles.
Marriage is getting constricting
From kids cockblocking coitus to being relegated to masturbating in a minivan because the wife has a headache, our heroes Rick and Fred were woefully unprepared for the realities of marriage. When they get the Hall Pass, it is a guilt-free chance to get back to the days of freedom, but they have been out of the game for so long that they do not quite know how to get back in.
Why is Hall Pass on my list of the best comedies of 2011?
Hall Pass makes the grade because although it is decent throughout, it has some hilarious scenes that bump it up to one of my top comedies of 2011. I loved seeing the banter between men and between women, and could easily see some of the conversations happening in real life.
Hall Pass has a lot of haters
Friends sitting down to a poker game in comedy hall passA lot of people really didn’t like Hall Pass. I think maybe they had the wrong idea going in, so I will lay it out for- Hall Pass is very vulgar at parts, and relies on shock value for some of the scenes. But if you go into it looking for a good laugh and not for a serious film or a darling of the critics, you are going to have a good time.
Hall Pass is a sick R rated comedies
So watch out for nudity, and not all of the female type. Also there is going to be some very, very crude conversation, so if you are a conservative type you might want to stay away from Hall Pass.
Hall Pass isn’t perfect, but it isn’t meant to be
Do not go into Hall Pass thinking that it is going to change you in anyway. Do not go into Hall Pass if you want to learn anything, unless you want to learn the social norms of men when they are together without the interference of the womenfolk. Hall Pass’ saving grace is that although it gets a little rocky sometimes, it has enough hilarious moments to make my list of the best comedies of 2011. I put comedies on here that make me laugh or feel, and Hall Past does the former. So enjoy this R rated comedy and do not expect a masterpiece. Oh, and the Hall Pass jacuzzi scene has to be one of the funniest and shocking comedic scenes in a while.