It’s been along time since we got a good comedy from The Farrelly Brothers. There was a time when the co-directing siblings were on fire beginning with “Dumb and Dumber” and then exploding with “There’s Something About Mary”. The last real good, funny movie from the two was probably “Stuck on You” which came out in 2003 so they have been way overdue.
Their new comedy is “Hall Pass” which stars Owen Wilson, Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sedeikis, Jenna Fischer, Joy Behar and Christina Applegate. One interesting note in the credits is that the first Project Greenlight winner, Pete Jones has a story and screenplay credit. His winning screenplay and directorial debut, “Stolen Summer” was disastrous (having a TV show document his effort did not help any either). It would be interesting to learn how much the brothers changed Pete’s screenplay to fit their style of filmmaking. Still, it’s good to see someone who once could only dream of getting a job in Hollywood getting another shot.