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Fatso (1980)

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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense than his love of food. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with Lydia that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying. Written by Siobhan Perricone

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diet | love | eating | food | chinese food | See more »

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On this film, Brianne Murphy became the first female cinematographer to shoot a major studio, union picture. See more »

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Although Dominick eats steamed kale, the sound effect is more like a crunchy vegetable. See more »

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Dominick DiNapoli: [reading a greeting card] "I miss your warmth. I miss your grace. I miss your laugh. I miss your face. Happy Birthday, son, across the miles."
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Funny/Sad comedy
22 February 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This may not be an amusing look at the dark side of eating to someone with a disorder but I roared with glee at Don's antics as the frustrated food addict. It was done from a comedy angle of course, but Don's big Chinese binge was a sobering glimpse at how ugly this passion for food can be. Well worth seeing.


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