Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

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Grace
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Rob
Nada Despotovich ...
Keri
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Wanda
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Al
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Olivia
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Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba ...
Neighbor
Alana Salvatore ...
Elsa
Nicole Greenspan ...
Lisa
Marguerite Pigott ...
Saleslady
Tom Harvey ...
Judge
Deborah Cass ...
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Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she finally devises a way to meet him, they discover that although they are physically different, they have a lot more in common than they think. Written by Phil Fernando

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Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Those guys are a bunch of yoyo's they really are. Well sometimes I feel like I gotta be a part of it. Ya know um to be a real man, and then when I'm there I'm mostly embarrassed. Grace!
[Rob grabs Grace]
Grace: Just let go! Let's say it! I'm obesely overweight, I'm Fat, and I'm disgusting!
Rob: Would you stop it! Stop saying that junk! Just listen to me I was, I was a real jerk back there ok, That is not the way I really feel. And I'm sorry. And I like you Grace. I like you a lot.
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References The Crawling Eye (1958) See more »

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Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.)
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy Motown Record Company L.P.
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Can you believe that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder?
3 May 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

No great shakes, but a real nice light romantic comedy. Paul Schneider directs this off beat story of an overly plump cosmetician(Ricki Lake) falling in love with a solidly built subway conductor(Craig Sheffer) who happens to already be spoken for. He is more than willing to spend part of the Christmas season with her while his fiancee is out of town. Are his feelings for real or just pity? There is that little something about this movie that makes you take inventory of your own insecurity and doubts.


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