Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
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Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a newpunk rock band. As Troy's relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship. -- (C) Official Site
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as Mr. Billings
as Marcus's Stepfather
as Mr. Sherman
as Young Troy
as Band Member #1
as Girl #1
as Bus Driver
as Bus Stop Woman
as School Security Guar...
as Marcus' Mom
as Megan's Roommate
as Nurse #1
as Hospital Security Gu...
as DEA Patrick
as Swim Coach
as Industrial Arts Teac...
as Beautiful Woman
as Hot Girl
as Nurse #2
as Mrs. Billings
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Critic Reviews for Fat Kid Rules the World
The depiction of high school band life rings true at every turn, bringing a sense of authenticity to the familiar teenage drama.
Lillard - an actor best-known for his role in "The Descendants" - uses the locations well enough, but the result is still a standard coming-of-age picture.
The movie is achingly slow, and by the time it's over, the story is about where it should have been after about 45 minutes.
Audience Reviews for Fat Kid Rules the World
It is a great little film until the last 15-20 minutes where things are wrapped up in a story book way similar to the visions that the main character has. If they had stuck with a wee bit more realism, this would have been something.
One of the more oddball dramedies I have seen in some time. The cast and the story in FAT KID RULES THE WORLD are pretty amazing! Matthew Lillard has carved out a nice career for himself and if this movie is any indication of his talents behind the camera. We may be seeing some good stuff from him in the coming years. Jacob Wysocki is a very talented actor and I hope to see more of him, he made this movie!
While nothing that new (unpopular kid starts hanging out with rebel kid who makes him more brave and confident) but its still done well, wysocki is good, doesnt overplay it, oleary may at first seem like a prick, even tho hes helping troy, he still ditches him and steals from him and does drugs, but then i thought that its good that they show that the saving grace or savior to troy isnt perfect, and needs help from him just as much as the other way around, the real standout tho is billy campbell as the dad, hes such a good character, strict but fair, and also compassionate, he never made any stupid decisions, he was def my favorite character, ill be interested to see if matthew lillard directs anything else
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