Lbs. (2010)



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Actor Carmine Famiglietti and director Matthew Bonifacio team up to write the script for the comedy drama Lbs. Famiglietti stars as Neil Perota, an Italian man with a food addiction who weighs more than 300 pounds. Following a heart attack, he realizes that he needs to do something soon or his health will deteriorate. But since he still lives at home in Brooklyn, he can't seem to make the lifestyle changes required to lose weight. After his sister's wedding, he leaves the city and stays in a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Bonifacio, Carmine Famiglietti
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as Sacco Valenzia

as Lara Griffin

as Lee Dawkins

as Theresa Perota

as Connie Perota

as Lou Perota
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

Lbs. leaves you hungering for a few more insights and answers than it offers.

Full Review… | May 7, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Those in search of a mirror for their own weight issues will find a deluxe one here.

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Lbs. addresses its all-too-relevant topic with subtlety, sensitivity and welcome doses of humor.

April 5, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Truthfulness, along with the movie's emotional honesty and narrative polish, help tag this NY-grown indie as one to seek out.

Full Review… | April 5, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A small, illuminating film.

Full Review… | April 5, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Those concerned with obesity issues may find "Lbs." authentic and inspirational. Otherwise it's an earnest little low-budget indie without much to distinguish it.

March 26, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lbs.

I thought this was a documentary until I started watching it - I couldn't get past the poor quality of film and acting.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

I hope more people see this film, as it shows just how heartbreaking of an epidemic obesity really is, from a very personal, introverted look.

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