Phat Girlz Reviews

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.
April 13, 2006
While it's a pleasure to watch the likeable Kendra Johnson open up and come out of her shell, Phat Girlz belongs to Mo'Nique, a grating, belligerent woman who alternates self-deprecating fat jokes with drama-queen meltdowns and simpering pleas for
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.
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 10, 2006
Barely written and stiffly directed by Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is an undernourished comedy about a sassy, overweight heroine.
April 10, 2006
A thin comedy about a size-plus heroine.
April 10, 2006
The film is amateurishly directed and sluggishly paced with an anorexic plot. Even the photography, sound and costumes are substandard.
April 10, 2006
Beneath the movie's broad humor and meanspirited put-downs lies an uplifting story about learning to like yourself for who you are, not what you look like.
April 10, 2006
If it weren't for Mo'Nique's fresh, appealing screen presence, Phat Girlz would fall flat.
April 10, 2006
This is a disarming and, in its own way, delightful vehicle for its star and executive producer, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Who could hate this movie?
April 8, 2006
April 8, 2006
Likk should be applauded for tackling a subject that's bristling with socio-political thorns and raises some provocative questions, particularly about what we find attractive in other people and why.
April 7, 2006
It's a chick flick with good intentions about self-image and body size, yet it leaves an icky aftertaste.
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.
April 7, 2006
There's a lot to laugh at and cheer for in this rousing comedy.