“Hall Pass” is directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the brothers behind gross-out comedy hits like “Dumb & Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary,” from a script by the Farrelly brothers, Pete Jones, and Kevin Barnett.
The supporting cast includes Alexandra Daddario as Paige, the babysitter of Rick’s children who has a crush on him, as well as Nicky Whelan playing a barista who has a flirtation with Rick. There’s also Stephen Merchant, J.B. Smoove, and Larry Joe Campbell as Rick and Fred’s buddies, who try to serve as wingmen for them in their quest to get laid (and fail miserably), and Richard Jenkins as Coakley, another friend of theirs who is a douchey pick-up artist.
“Hall Pass” isn’t a forgotten classic by any stretch, but it’s a diverting comedy if you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned raunchiness. Mid-budget R-rated comedies like “Hall Pass” don’t really get made anymore. Hell, the Farrelly brothers don’t even make movies like “Hall Pass” anymore –- they haven’t made any film together since 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To,” and Peter’s most recent film is the controversial Best Picture winner “Green Book.” So if you like filthy comedies like “Hall Pass,” maybe watch it on Netflix so that the streaming service invests in new movies that feel like it.