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Phat Girlz Reviews

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September 17, 2007
It does suffer ... from actually having way too much heart and not enough soul, its identity lost far beneath its ambitions for affirmation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2006
The first word of the movie's title stands for Pretty Hot and Thick. The second word is never spelled out, but it could mean Good Intentions Ruined by Lousy Zingers.
April 6, 2006
First time writer/director Nnegest Likke has her heart in the right place, but the intensity of her inexperience blinds every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 10, 2006
The film is amateurishly directed and sluggishly paced with an anorexic plot. Even the photography, sound and costumes are substandard.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 7, 2006
The cast is likeable, although they deserve a better movie, and at a lean 99 minutes, at least the plot hasn't been padded. But there's only so far you can go with fat jokes, as plus-sized comic Mo'Nique is discovering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 8, 2006
Less a call to (flabby) arms than a simple turning of the tables on romantic comedy convention, proof that large women can have wishes cinematically fulfilled too.
April 7, 2006
If first-time director Nnegest Likké would have cut down the ending in the editing room, the film may have retained some love from me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2006
I am allowed to say this, because I've been on both sides of the [fat-girl] fence: Phat Girlz, shut the f**k up.
April 7, 2006
The film starts with the kind of material you would find in Mo'Nique's stand-up routines, but settles down into more of a story and actually has something to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2006
First my dreams and now real life, why do you haunt me so, Eric Roberts?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 10, 2006
Barely written and stiffly directed by Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is an undernourished comedy about a sassy, overweight heroine.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 10, 2006
God bless her soul, Mo'Nique even stays believable as the story requires her to finally fall apart and hit a new self-hating low.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 12, 2006
Jazmin's so fat that the movie reduces her to a single discernible characteristic, which is a telltale mark of many a wholly awful comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 10, 2006
A slapdash female empowerment comedy that's crudely executed on every level.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
April 10, 2006
Just a protracted fat joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 7, 2006
It's a chick flick with good intentions about self-image and body size, yet it leaves an icky aftertaste.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 11, 2006
Almost stunning in its determination to be the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy vehicle for plus-sized African-American women...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2006
Chooses contrivances over naturalism and sickeningly saccharine sermonizing over lighthearted moralizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 13, 2006
[Mo'Nique's] sassy forte may be talking so straight-up she sounds crazy, but she seems a little advanced to be doing 'yo mama' jokes.
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