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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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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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All Critics (61) | Top Critics (16)

  • ...there's so much willful, joyful uplift in the final scenes, it's hard not to buy into every aphorism re-upped from the classic Dolly playbook.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • This is a generous movie, and an unrepentant fantasy at that, so it's hard not to meet it with openheartedness.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • "Dumplin'" has been so carefully calculated, it's a wonder it plays as warmly and sincerely as it does.

    Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • Dumplin' isn't a story that uses a skinny, conventionally pretty protagonist to pick apart a realm that rewards women exactly like her. It's more imaginative than that, open to the idea that beauty itself is more expansive and subjective.

    Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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…

    Inkoo Kang

    Top Critic
  • 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…

    Kate Erbland

    Top Critic

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