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 trailer in the woods. Living by himself, he tries to reclaim his life. Meanwhile, his friend is also suffering from a different kind of addiction. Carmine Famiglietti is also a songwriter, comedian, and member of the Queens-based rap group the Ha Ya Doin' Boys. Lbs. premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the American Spectrum competition.
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Carmine Famiglietti
as Neil Perota
Michael Aronov
as Sacco Valenzia
Miriam Shor
as Lara Griffin
Eric A. Leffler
as Lee Dawkins
Sharon Angela
as Theresa Perota
Susan Varon
as Connie Perota
Fil Formicola
as Lou Perota
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Critic Reviews for Lbs.

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

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

Full Review… | May 7, 2010
Washington Post
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Those in search of a mirror for their own weight issues will find a deluxe one here.

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
Boston Globe
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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
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A small, illuminating film.

Full Review… | April 5, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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
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Audience Reviews for Lbs.

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.

Valentina Kaulitz
Valentina Kaulitz

Great topic and well acted by people I'd never seen before giving it a feeling of reality. Did the actor gain all that weight just to play this role? I'd really like to know the answer to that! As a past overeater myself, I was really excited to see the transformation in Neil, and his maturation, but the ending was a let down. He was regaining the weight and satisfied with himself. I'm all for being happy with one's self, but not a fat, unhealthy, addicted self. Sorry. That's unacceptable to me.

Diane Noland
Diane Noland

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
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