Fat Girls (2006)

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Two misfits struggle to make their way through the living hell that is high school in this independent comedy drama. Rodney (Ash Christian) lives in a small Texas town where most folks don't have much use for musical theater or much understanding of the gay lifestyle. Since the barely closeted Rodney wants little else besides a boyfriend and the leading role in a Broadway show, this doesn't make life easy for him, and he has only one close friend -- Sabrina (Ashley Fink), a smart and funny girl who happens to weigh nearly three hundred pounds. Sabrina encourages Rodney to embrace his inner "fat girl," and he finds someone who understands his dreams when he strikes up a friendship with Mr. Cox (Jonathan Caouette), the school's drama coach, who also does a mean Liza Minnelli impersonation in his spare time. Written and directed by leading man Ash Christian when he was only 20 years old, Fat Girls was screened in competition at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
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R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
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Comedy
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Cast

Ash Christian
as Rodney Miller
Jonathan Caouette
as Seymour Cox
Ashley Fink
as Sabrina Thomas
Joe Flaten
as Joey
Charles Baker (II)
as Roller Rink Attendant
Juli Erickson
as Grandma
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Critic Reviews for Fat Girls

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

Too crudely executed to make much of an impact.

November 8, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Ends up stranded between two concepts.

November 4, 2007
New York Times
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Big-hearted and often quite funny if crudely made, Fat Girls cleverly subverts the clichés of high school comedies to serve an autobiographical story.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
New York Post
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A modestly impressive debut -- especially considering that writer/director Ash Christian was 21 when he made it -- this poignant comedy will appeal to anyone who vividly remembers what it's like to be a high school outcast.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
New York Daily News
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The film just keeps hammering away at the insight that conservatives are, like, totally twisted.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Boxoffice Magazine
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Fat Girls is fully in the "quirky indie" mold, populated by frumpy characters who sport slack expressions and enthuse about silly life plans.

November 1, 2007
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Fat Girls

½

This movie has some laugh out loud scenes and is about a high school senior who comes to terms with not just being gay, but accepting and liking himself.

Glen Shrope
Glen Shrope

Surprisingly likeable. A unconventional story with a terrific message. It's not without some flaws, but, as gay movies go, this one is quite recommended...

Michael Oberg
Michael Oberg

Low budget but a good screenplay and well developed characters make up for it. Funny and touching, sincere performances. Believably and amusingly told.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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