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Black is Hal Larsen, a shallow man rapidly approaching middle age whose superficiality can be attributed to his father's deathbed admonition to only date young, beautiful women.Hal and his best friend, Mauricio (Jason Alexander), have taken the advice to heart, but Hal finds all of his physically impressive girlfriends consistently lacking in other qualities that would make them ideal mates.
Mauricio, worried about Hal's new taste in women, convinces Robbins to give him the trigger phrase to undo the hypnosis.He hypnotizes Hal into only seeing a person's inner beauty.Hal does not realize he's been hypnotized and later meets Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), daughter of the president of the company where he is employed.Rosemary is morbidly obese, but Hal sees a slender and beautiful trophy blonde. His boss is not certain about Hal dating his daughter, thinking that Hal may be trying to climb to the top of the corporate ladder.Used to being overlooked due to her appearance, Rosemary initially interprets Hal's interest as mocking, but begins to realize his feelings for her are sincere.While the fat suit Gwyneth had to wear for the film only weighed 25lbs, it visually added much more to her frame, and at the time of the movie's release she recalled what it was like when she first wore it.‘The first day I tried it on, I was in the Tribeca Grand and I walked through the lobby. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese,’ the Oscar winner told W magazine.
‘I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive.’ She’s the Hollywood actress with an expertise in healthy living on the side, but Gwyneth Paltrow has a good appetite for fashion, too.
Mauricio confesses to Hal the truth about Robbins' hypnotherapy, but Hal does not believe it until he runs into a woman who initially appeared beautiful to him but whom Hal now sees in her true, unattractive state.
Hal begins to avoid Rosemary, who becomes melancholic without him around.
The script for Shallow Hal (2001) was developed when Peter Farrelly enjoyed the humorous letters written to a mutual friend by Sean Moynihan, a computer software executive who followed the filmmaker's advice to take up screenwriting.
Black played a chauvinist who will settle for nothing less than a physically perfect woman, until he his hypnotized into falling in love with an overweight woman—played by Paltrow—and her inner beauty.
Distraught that he was not seeing the "real" Rosemary, Hal accepts a dinner invitation from his neighbor, Jill.