Dumplin' (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Elevated by a solid soundtrack and a terrific cast, Dumplin' offers sweetly uplifting drama that adds just enough new ingredients to a reliably comforting formula.

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Dumplin' (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mom's pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

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Cast

Danielle MacDonald
as Willowdean "Dumplin'" Dickson
Jennifer Aniston
as Rosie Dickson
Odeya Rush
as Ellen Dryver
Dove Cameron
as Bekah Colter
Harold Perrineau
as Lee Wayne / Rhea Ranged
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Critic Reviews for Dumplin'

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

A movie so lifeless you'd have more fun guessing the Netflix niche group that the production is supposed to satisfy.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Slate
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It presents a world that's a little kinder, a little gentler, and a little more willing to see the good in people than the current standards these days.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
indieWire
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There's so much more to enjoy, from the nuanced work by Jennifer Aniston that ensures Rosie's never a caricature of a pageant mom; to the warm and natural best-buddy chemistry between Danielle MacDonald and Odeya Rush...

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Dumplin' " is muddled uplift, but with some encouraging new wrinkles.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Dumplin has pretty much made its point about acceptance and tolerance, in the kind of polished feel-good movie that comes wrapped up in a very familiar coat, indeed.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…
CNN.com
Top Critic

Director Anne Fletcher aims for the tear ducts, directing for maximum anguish, righteousness and/or schmaltz, and much of the Dumplin message arrives with postage due.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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