Pretty Ugly People (2008)





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Longtime friendships are put to the ultimate test when a dying woman summons her best friends from college into the wilderness for a four-day camping trip, and everyone quickly discovers that they haven't exactly been told the whole truth about her current condition. Lucy (Missi Pyle) has always been obese, and now that her health has taken a turn for the worse, she wants to spend her last days with the estranged college social group that helped her through one of the most difficult periods of her entire life. Upon learning that Lucy is on her deathbed, her loyal friends all rush to Montana in order to be by her side for one last weekend together. Immediately upon arriving, however, it's glaringly obvious to all of Lucy's friends that something isn't right. Her condition is a far cry from what she made it out to be in her desperate messages, and as tensions begin to rise Lucy realizes that the people standing before her today simply aren't the same people whom she remembered so fondly from college. With no modern conveniences to fall back on as the reunited group begins an arduous four-day hike into the wilderness, everyone's deepest fears and demons gradually claw their way to the surface, leaving Lucy to wonder whether her "final wish" was truly the brilliant idea she initially thought it to be.
R (for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, and some drug use)
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Missi Pyle
as Lucy
Allison Janney
as Suzanna
Josh Hopkins
as George
Philip Littell
as Richard
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Ugly People

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Pretty Lousy Movie.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic uncommonly horrible debut from a filmmaker who's obviously gone onto bigger and better things.

Full Review… | March 22, 2016
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With all the talent gathered for this, it's hard to say it's not that great. It's also hard because it seems like Tate was making something genius. But then I feel like he just didn't do that good of a job writing. I'm even putting aside that my simple and very small expectations were completely twisted around. There's not to many laughs, but they are all laugh out loud hilarious. This is ultimately more of a drama, which is fine, and it's also about how old friends getting back together goes to shit. It all depends how you go into the movie. And the actors are all great, and give their all.

Andruw Futcher
Andruw Futcher

The title says it all. Ugly (on the inside) folks, college friends, meet again at the behest of a member that is dying. The meeting is occasion for some "changes" that make everyone a less ugly person, and we're supposed to feel good about it, through the magic of quirky independent film charm. But that's not what happens. It's the script's fault. That's enough about that.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Decent acting but the characters are by and large just as the title suggests pretty ugly people.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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