The Dumb & Dumber Farrelly brothers have finally taken on a heavy subject--but so little of it sticks to the bone. Having zero luck with the ladies, Jack Black--fizzling onscreen since High Fidelity--is hypnotized into only seeing women's inner souls and not their outer, well, thighs and other things. Overdoing the boyish charm, the shallow one falls for Gwyneth Paltrow, who has plenty of Bounce in her fat suit.
(He only sees her sexy stick figure, natch.) After being weighted down with tons of fat gags (see: plenty of broken furniture), Hal and the rest of us eventually learn our lesson that--duh!--looks aren't everything. Bummer that the laughs have worn thin long before then.