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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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Ed
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Lisa
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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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Great Movie in my book!
5 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I was about 13 years old. Even then I felt it to be very inspirational and encouraging. It helped me in my journey to loose unwanted pounds and to create a healthy way of life. By doing so, my self esteem soared and by being at a crucial time in my life it helped! I believe all teenagers; especially girls need a positive outlet "this movie" that can help with their self esteem. This movie can also be inspiring to the middle aged overweight person who feels they may be too old to make a change. This story showed more than just a fat woman trying to be respected and treated like a desirable woman/wife; this movie also reveals how shallow men can be. I felt this movie was enlightening and a major hooray for all women, fat or skinny. I loved it! A must see!


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