Comedy has changed since the Farrelly brothers first started making their distinguished films. They were the pioneers of the gross R-rated comedies we see today but since There’s Something About Mary, even filthy movies have elevated in class. Judd Apatow’s films and The Hangover have grown beyond jokes about bodily fluids and visual gags, opening up the doors for new and old directors to try their hands at making audiences laugh. We live in a time of comedy that’s balanced between foul-mouthed but likeable characters and the nasty situations they get themselves into. The Farrelly brother’s recent attempts at maintaining genre supremacy may not have worked out the way they planned but Hall Pass is a step in the right direction.