10. Someone Fat Being A Nice Person Is A Shock - Shallow Hal
I remember being shown Shallow Hal at school as some sort of treat in an R.E. lesson; a way to teach us morals and entertain us at the same time. While I can admit that the basic message of the film - dont judge a person by their looks - is a commendable one, particularly in such a knockabout comedy, the execution tells a different story. Much of the humour is based off Hals (played by an on the rise Jack Black) obliviousness that his new girlfriend Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow in a ridiculous fat suit) is really incredibly overweight. The problem is the joke is less on how he is being tricked, but on her because the only thing funnier than a fat person is a thin person dressed up to look fat. With such a focus on the humour of weight, the films on the face of it wholesome moral becomes something a lot less palatable; its treated as a shocking discovery that someone fat is a nice person. I know were meant to be seeing things from Hals perspective, but given how so much of the humour is wrought from dramatic irony it comes across much more as the films thoughts. Not as heinous as some entries on this list (in the end there is something good here), there were better ways to do it.