Will you look at that… another comedy about sex without consequences! Of course, this one is more of a middle-aged sex comedy than a rom-com, and it is directed by The Farrelly Brothers. I was kind of expecting it to be more raunchy than what the trailer lets on though. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) play married men who are losing the spark in their relationships. Their wives (Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer) grant them a one-week “hall pass”, to chase other women… mainly because they don’t think their men can get any.
This definitely seems reminiscent of one of the recurring plot threads from the fourth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (and, incidentally, J.B. Smoove makes an appearance in this movie as well). Hall Pass was originally written as a spec script by Pete Jones, and then reworked by The Farrelly Brothers and Kevin Barnett (The Heartbreak Kid). Based on the cast, I thought this might have potential, but the trailer seems awfully forgettable. Is it just me, or is 2011 shaping up to be a terrible year for comedies? (Someone hurry up and release a trailer for David Gordon Green’s Your Highness!) Hall Pass hits theatres on February 25th, 2011; watch the embedded trailer after the jump and see what you think.