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Before and After (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 October 1979 (USA)
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An overweight housewife has to confront her weight problem when her husband leaves her because of it. She has a happily married and overweight friend and an unhappily thin, engaged friend ... See full summary »

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Carole Matthews (as Patty Duke Astin)
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Jack Matthews
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Penny
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Mike Farmer
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Marge (as Conchatta Ferrell)
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An overweight housewife has to confront her weight problem when her husband leaves her because of it. She has a happily married and overweight friend and an unhappily thin, engaged friend who is starving herself to fit into her grandmother's wedding gown. The housewife diets and exercises down to her goal weight in time for the wedding, but the thin woman collapses at the reception due to her rigorous dieting. Written by Anonymous

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I loved this inspirational movie
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie so much I am trying to find it so I can buy the DVD. The reason I like this movie so much is because it is inspirational to see a character overcome a difficulty in life while learning life lessons from her friends who were on opposite poles of this body image problem in the United States.

Dukes performance was, as always, superb, as she has a talent to become the character she plays...bringing that persons plight and emotions to life.

This movie is worth watching for anyone who struggles with a negative body image. Just watch it and look for the life lesson. You will discover a very important truth in life that will help you love yourself as you are - which I believe opens the door that catapults one in taking care of their bodies for the right reason.


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