The Hall Pass Red Band Trailer Is Pretty Damn Funny

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When was the last time you enjoyed a Farelly Brothers’ movie? For me it’s been quite a while. I think it goes all the way back to “There’s Something About Mary” in 1998, so let’s just say they’ve been in a bit of a slump in recent years (at least as far as I’m concerned, I don’t want to field a bunch of angry posts from pissed off “Stuck on You” fans).

Their new movie, “Hall Pass”, about a pair of sex-obsessed friends who are given a week off of marriage by their respective wives, hasn’t looked like it was going to right the ship. That is, until the new red band trailer that just came out. I have to admit, this makes me want to see “Hall Pass”. This new peek at the movie is full of crude humor that will likely make viewers with weaker constitutions cringe, anyone with good taste walk away, and stoned fourteen-year-old boys laugh hysterically. In my book it is hard to go wrong with masturbation jokes and a bit about a singing vagina. I’m easy. I admit that. So I’m in. I’m officially climbing on board the “Hall Pass” train.

Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their individual marriages: granting them a “hall pass,” one week of freedom to do whatever they want…no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn’t long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.

In addition to Wilson, Sudeikis, Fischer, and Applegate, “Hall Pass” features Richard Jenkins, J.B. Smoove, Alexandra Daddario, Stephen Merchant, Nicky Whelan, Larry Joe Campbell, Tyler Hoechlin, Derek Waters, Alyssa Milano, Vanessa Angel, and Kristin Carey.

Take a week off on February 25.

Get more images and videos in our “Hall Pass” preview page.


Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight