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Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  7 April 2006 (USA)
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Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

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Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

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She's proving that BIG is beautiful. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language, including some crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Chica XXL  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,109,924 (USA) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$7,059,537 (USA) (7 July 2006)
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Jazmin throws a TV set out the window. It lands and breaks on the sidewalk, as if the sidewalk is right up against the house. Later, in a wide shot of the home, you can clearly see there's no sidewalk near the house. See more »

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Jazmin Biltmore: I am PHATABULOUS!
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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
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Absolute Garbage!
4 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew that this movie wasn't going to be particularly moving, but I didn't realize it was going to be absolute crap. The idea behind this film was to break barriers and stereotypes, but that can't be done if you keep perpetuating them at the same time.

According to this movie fat women are dateless, desperate, and can only attract men from far away, impoverished countries where being obese is a good thing because food is so scarce. Talk about building up a woman's self-esteem. And the whole "thin people are evil;they need to eat and get fat too, so that I can feel better" theme, is just embarrassing.

An obvious hypocrisy is how fat women are accepted in this film, but the only men depicted as love interests had to have above average bodies. It wasn't okay to ignore fat women, but it was okay to ignore fat men and even men who were just average.

Altogether Phat Girlz was pitiful and treated the idea of taking overweight women seriously like a funny daydream rather than a real possibility.


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