I think that Shallow Hal did a good job displaying how many people in our society view women based on their outer appearances. This isn't exactly a good thing though becuase the way many people treat others who are fat isn't very nice. They tend to focus on the things the movie hinted on like breaking furniture and eating a lot of food all the time. This in turn reinforces the stereotypes that many people hold to be true. Other stereotypes the movie emphasized other than how bad it is to be fat sometimes is how mean the "beautiful" people are. As a whole I enjoy Shallow Hal purely as a film meant to be comedy. However I can say I enjoy it because I realize that the comedy in the film is based on the stereotypes that I know not to be true for all people. I do agree with many in the class though that this is a very discriminating film but I think it is important to realize that the film was intended to be a comedy and how it is interpreted is all in how the viewer perceives the writers intentions.