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 ...
Mortuary Woman #1
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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M

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14 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nehéz ügy  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Girls Don't Cry
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
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Better than the usual TV movie
6 September 1999 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

"Babycakes" is the story of a girl who thought she was an ugly-duckling, and wants to get the most handsome guy she has ever seen (Craig Sheffer, a few years before "A River Runs Through It"). At first put off by her weight, he learns to like her and finds that there is more to her than simply girth.

Ricki Lake is very appealing in this movie. Sure, she was fat, but that only adds to her appeal. I thought she was very attractive in "Babycakes" and this film certainly adds to the message that big women are desirable people too.

Seeing her now only makes me wish she looked like she did in "Babycakes".

I recommend this small movie, especially if you are a romantic. George


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