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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Matthews (as Patty Duke Astin)
Jack Matthews
Mike Farmer
Marge (as Conchatta Ferrell)
Helen, Carole's Mother
Ben Fryer
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Les (as Randolph Powell)
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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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5 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Antes y después  »

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Dreadful Movie
4 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Avoid at All Costs. Do not watch this thing without some idea of what it is going to say and do. I would watch this horrible movie one Sunday morning and didn't catch the title and had no clear idea what it was about.

Patty Duke is a woman whose husband left her. She is overweight. She has an obese friend, played by Conchata Farrel, and a thin friend, played by Barbara Feldon. In the end, Farrel is happy and Feldon collapses from starvation.

Believable message, but the problem is Patty Duke was never fat! She may have put on some weight, she wore sweats in this thing, but the woman was never overweight. In comparison to Barbara Feldon, a coat hanger is overweight.

This movie was sending all the wrong messages with implications that Duke was obese. She wasn't.

There would even be a young man who found the overweight Duke attractive and did a nude drawing of a large woman. The drawing wasn't of Kate Smith, that's for sure.

This film sent terrible, terrible messages all way around. Duke is a small woman. She doesn't have a frame being fantastically obese.

Always detour from watching this one.

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