As early as a few nights ago, I was seeing TV spots for Hall Pass that said “This Film Is Not Yet Rated”. Well, a new red-band trailer for the film has gone online and Hall Pass may not yet be rated, but it’s definitely going to be rated R. However, like all of the trailers for the film, it continues to coast on the reputation of The Farrelly Brothers’ There’s Something About Mary. There’s Something About Mary came out in 1998. Since that time, the Farrellys have used up all that goodwill with Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, and the unbearable remake of The Heartbreak Kid. I want to hope that Hall Pass will be a return to raunchy form, and this trailer looks like they definitely have a firecracker in Jason Sudeikis and a secret weapon in Richard Jenkins. The question is whether it all comes together or if their decade-long dry spell will continue.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Hall Pass stars Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, and Christina Applegate. It opens February 25th.
Trailer via IGN.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hall Pass:
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.