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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First producing credit for Stuart Cornfeld, who went on to produce two of Mel Brooks's films: The Elephant Man (1980) and History of the World: Part I (1981). Afterwards he began producing his own films, but enlisted Brooks's help again to finance The Fly (1986). See more »

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At Salvatore's wake, lighting equipment and crew can be seen in the reflection on the tuba. See more »

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Dominick DiNapoli: Maybe I AM crazy. Is it crazy to hate yourself?
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Featured in Gilmore Girls: Luke Can See Her Face (2004) See more »

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Written by Con Conrad, Benny Davis and J. Russel Robinson
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Some great moments, a touching film.
25 November 2004 | by (Alameda, California) – See all my reviews

There are some real classic moments in this film. The hot dog scene where Dom looks at a beautiful girl, then back at the hot dog... in a mental fight that he can't win, he finally bites the hot dog. There are several classic moments and some are quite subtle, such as the scene where Lydia says the wrapping paper is "too gay" only to be glanced at by a man at the cash register. For people with an eating disorder, it will make you cry and laugh at the same time. For people who don't understand the addiction of food, it's an introduction into the dark world and troubles of being overweight. This is a real sleeper. Anne Bancroft does a splendid job of direction, and her character in the film is vivid, and colorful. This is a great film. I liked it a lot, and I have seen it about 5 times.


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