In this dark comedy, Dominick -- an extremely obese man -- is pushed by his sister Antoinette to shed a few pounds. To do so, she helps him enroll in a fanatical weight-loss group. The process of weight loss is torture, and he is left with a painful choice.
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Critic Reviews for Fatso
The name is insulting enough, but it does feature Dom DeLuise. Anne Bancroft directs.
Fatsoes unite and check this film out. It will help you remember that you're not alone in your fight.
Audience Reviews for Fatso
Dominick (Dom DeLuise) has been eating everything in sight ever since he was a young kid. As you might guess, because of that, Dominick is overweight and he's still VERY crazy about food. But everybody tries to urge him to go on a diet when his cousin, Sal, dies prematurely of being too overweight. Eating tons of food isn't just tasteful, it's a way of life for Dominick, so it won't be easy to break the habit.
I had been wanting to see "Fatso" for a long time and I finally got to see it. It's a great movie in many ways. Parts of it are hilarious, such as when Dominick keeps seeing tons of appetizing food on television no matter what channel he turns it to, and other parts are even a little bit sad. But the whole movie is entertaining, and it's hard for me to believe that "Fatso" isn't more popular than it is.
If you like great movies, buy "Fatso" as soon as possible! It will make you hungry for food while you're watching it and after the movie is over, it'll probably leave you hungry for a sequel. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. WARNING: This movie will make you hungry. Sad that Dom Deluise is dead now.
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