Remember back in the good ol’ nineties when the Farrelly Brothers were splattering their fluids all over the screen? Back when it was still pretty new and thrilling to see a dangling wang on screen or goo? And now, the funniest thing they’ve done lately is a fucking cell phone commercial about an animated hedgehog?
The Farrelly Brothers have signed Owen Wilson and Jason “The Floydster from 30 Rock” Sudekis to their newest project, a romantic comedy called Hall Pass. The idea is that Owen Wilson’s wife gives him a hall pass: a week where he’s permitted to commit whatever sexual dalliances he’d care to. If this was old school Farrelly comedy, this could be raunchier and crazier than The Hangover. But this looks like it might be new school, Fever Pitch/Shallow Hal Farrelly’s. Lame, sackless Farrelly humor is like Naked Gun without Leslie Nielsen — except everyone will learn some sappy lesson by the end.
Wilson’s a wild card when it comes to edge. I mean, if we see the Owen of Bottle Rocket and The Minus Man, the Owen that doesn’t hide behind a surfer drawl and aw shucks delivery, this could be pretty damn good.
But more importantly, does this seem feasible? Would you let your spouses go buck fucking wild for a week? If Fox News has taught me nothing it’s that Freedom is never Free.