Brothers celebrate lucky 13 at premiere
The Feb. 23 premiere for “Hall Pass” had a strongly sentimental feel.
The Warner/New Line pic is the 13th one from Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and the two siblings duly noted that they’d also done their first movie, 1994’s “Dumb and Dumber,” for New Line.
“This film was the best working experience we’ve ever had,” Peter Farrelly told the Hollywood Arclight audience just before the screening started. “God bless New Line and the gang!”
At the post-preem bash at Boulevard 3, Bobby Farrelly noted that it had taken four years for the four writers (himself, his brother, Pete Jones and Kevin Barnett) to craft the script for the Owen Wilson starrer.
“The biggest challenge was finding a happy ending with these flawed characters,” he added. “That took a long time to make that work.”
At the party, a relaxed Jones allowed with a laugh that he was so nervous at the Arclight that he couldn’t watch it.
“I love this movie, but I think my mom is going to church for a month to pray for me,” he said.