The Fat Boy Chronicles (2001)





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An overweight 14-year-old boy attempts to get in shape and impress a pretty classmate while contending with relentless bullying at school in this emotional drama inspired by actual events. Jimmy is five-foot-five, and weighs 187 pounds. He's constantly tormented by his cruel classmates, and can't summon the energy to participate in school sports. But when Jimmy meets a classmate who sees past his appearance, he decides that it's high time to make a change that will improve his standard of living.
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Critic Reviews for The Fat Boy Chronicles

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Earnest but flawed teen film about obesity and bullying.

Full Review… | June 3, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Fat Boy Chronicles

Your standard run of the mill high school film with little in terms of originality and acting for that matter.

chris montoya
chris montoya

A somber yet heartwarming drama of an overweight high-school freshman and his tribulations. Over run by animosity for his weight, the obese freshman sheds the pounds to capture the admiration of the girl he loves and his school peers. A simple yet effective triumph story.

Ryan Lick
Ryan Lick

The acting was awful and there wasn't much of a climax to the film. It does look into some problems students deal with daily which I liked. However, it was too cliche about those situations and resolutions.

Ryan Carey
Ryan Carey

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