Le Gros Dégueulasse is the story of a fat, rude, smelly and dirty in every way possible man who tries to find his place in everyday life. The cover on Reiser's book presents him with greasy hair, a big nose, ashes falling from his mouth, a T-shirt which could be used in liquid powder commercials, a beer gut, yellow and brown underpants with shades of white from which his genitals fall, and most important of all a friendly wave and smile. Because that was Reiser's greatest talent: to render despised persons more human than the well mannered cattle. The movie, lacking a great budget and technical enthusiasm, still offers a very close portrayal.
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