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Phat Girlz -- An aspiring plus size fashion designer struggles to find love and acceptance.


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Release Date:
7 April 2006 (USA) See more »
Her dreams are about to get a whole lot bigger See more »
Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways. | Add synopsis »
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Oh, come on, this was in no way a horrible movie See more (101 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mo'Nique ... Jazmin Biltmore

Jimmy Jean-Louis ... Dr. Tunde Jonathan

Godfrey ... Akibo
Kendra C. Johnson ... Stacey

Joyful Drake ... Mia

Dayo Ade ... Godwin

Felix Pire ... Ramón

Doug Ballard ... Banker

Charles Duckworth ... Jack the Order Taker

Jack Noseworthy ... Richard 'Dick' Eckhard

Eric Roberts ... Robert Myer
Moses James ... Nigerian Doorman
Kidigo Kennedy ... Nigerian Door Woman

Chet Anekwe ... Flirty Nigerian Man

Karen Elizabeth ... Plus Size Shopper #1 / Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Kelli Jackson ... Plus Size Shopper #2

Carla Jimenez ... Plus Size Shopper #3

Mark Anthony Williams ... Handsome Brotha'
Johnny Ashenafi ... Bartender

Raymond T. Williams ... Fat Ass Burger Patron (as Raymond Williams)
Nico Onwura ... Nigerian Woman with Baby
Nkeonye Nwankwo ... Elderly Nigerian Woman
Stella Ademiluyi ... Nigerian Thick Madame

Brendan Walsh ... Chubby Geek

Ion Overman ... Flirty Waitress

Crystal Rivers ... Drink Stand Worker

Sidney Hicks ... Mr. Jungle Fever

Carrie Southworth ... Ms. Jungle Fever
Shay'La Banks ... Mean Babe in Club #1
Shani Bayeté ... Mean Babe in Club #2

Shulie Cowen ... Thin Lady in Department Store

Elise Muller ... President of the International Medical Association

Danica Sheridan ... Crying Fat Lady
Sandra V. Watters ... Jazmin's Grandmother (as Sandra Watters)

Raven Goodwin ... Jazmin Age 13
Carla Jeffery ... Jazmin Age 10
John Ellis ... Gentleman in Club #1
Ngo Okafor ... Gentleman in Club #2
Natalie Woodbury ... Workout Girl on TV

Tammy Porter ... Waddling Fat Lady / Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Wes Hall ... Club DJ
Daisy Antee ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Sara Baramy ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Rene Couret ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Gabi Creeden ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Robin Cricket Pflum ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show (as Robin Cricket)
Jayme Davison ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Kimberly Gurganus ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Tesia Johnson ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Laudi Smith ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Elaine Troutman ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Doniela Welch ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Rosalind Young ... Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
Shannon Buckner ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Ida Cavero ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Laquita Davis ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Nivia D. Davis ... Thick Madame Magazine Model (as Nivia Davis)
Candace Green ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Lynda Ray Hamilton ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Nicole Le Bris ... Thick Madame Magazine Model

Chenese Lewis ... Thick Madame Magazine Model

Nnegest Likké ... Thick Madame Magazine Model

Nadirah Shakirah ... Thick Madame Magazine Model
Shelly Smith ... Thick Madame Magazine Model

Bobbi Billard ... Bikini Model
Cori Collins ... Bikini Model

Cindy Pucci ... Bikini Model
Seanna ... Bikini Model

Julia Simmons ... Bikini Model
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rebecca Guzman ... Shopper
Christian McClure ... Student
Chrisianna Puryear ... Party-goer

Jose Antonio ... (uncredited)

Alton Demore ... Sexy Manservant (uncredited)
Brandon Jackson ... Benji Ross (uncredited)
T.R. Smith ... Male Shopper (uncredited)

Liam Stone ... Jazmin's Dream Sequence Loincloth Sexy Man Servant (uncredited)

Amy Treadwell ... Skinny Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Nnegest Likké 
Writing credits
Nnegest Likké (written by)

Produced by
Michael Glassman .... co-producer
Steven Imes .... executive producer
Steven Imes .... producer
Timothy Mapfumo .... associate producer
Mo'Nique .... executive producer
Robert F. Newmyer .... producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Endelman 
Cinematography by
John L. Demps Jr. 
Dean Lent 
Film Editing by
Zack Arnold 
Casting by
Leah Daniels 
Monica Swann 
Production Design by
Natasha Baumgardner 
Warren Alan Young 
Art Direction by
Peggy Wang 
Costume Design by
Susan Chan 
Marvlyn Harrison 
Makeup Department
Tina Cohen .... makeup artist
Reginald Dowdley .... makeup department head
Kristina Frisch .... makeup artist: Eric Roberts
Rita L. Hamlin .... key hair stylist
Mayumi Murakami .... makeup artist
Robert Rapport .... makeup artist
Production Management
Donna Fewell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jay Gira .... first assistant director
Todd Guzze .... first assistant director
Maurice R. Hines .... second assistant director: second unit
Nikki Levine .... second second assistant director
Thomas E. Nicholson .... second assistant director
Olufemi Odugbemi .... second unit director: Africa
Rebecca J. Sorensen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Natasha Baumgardner .... props
Jaime Beebe .... buyer
Rob Heinsman .... set dresser
Mike Manasewitsch .... set dresser
Gregory Mannino .... set decorator: second unit
Michael O'Grady Moriarty .... art department
Willy Roberts .... set dresser
Karina Romeo .... assistant property master
J. Kevin Stevens .... set dresser
Amy Lynn Umezu .... storyboard artist
Chris Weaver .... set dresser
Dianna Leanne Wilson .... Art Department Coordinator
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
Spencer Blair .... post-sound assistant
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer: re-mix & master
Adam Fike .... post sound coordinator
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Key .... boom operator
Todd Langner .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer: pick-ups (as Jim Ridgley)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Erik Betts .... stunts
Robert G. Goodwin .... stunt coordinator (as Robert Goodwin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sena Kwasi Amengor .... dolly grip
Sena Kwasi Amengor .... key grip
Edgar Arellano .... gaffer
Dennis L. Baker .... dolly grip
Dennis L. Baker .... grip
Aysha Brown .... still photographer: Thick Madame Billboard
Mike Covey .... assistant camera
Josh Harrison .... first assistant camera
Rashaad Lewis .... electrician
Ignatius Lin .... assistant camera
Tobin Nageotte .... grip
Ed Ricketts .... camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Denise Pellegrini .... extras casting: Palm Springs
Adrian Pellereau .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hillari James .... costume supervisor
Krysta Stark .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Andrew Somers .... on-line editor: high definition
Music Department
Michael Boustead .... music editor
Brian Bulman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jared Robbins .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Daniel Atherton .... set production intern
Sam Berrini .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Brian L. Hopkins .... assistant to producer
Scott Hyman .... assistant to producer
Travis Jonquil .... craft service
Travis Jonquil .... production assistant
Gints Krastins .... production accountant
Emily Madewell .... craft service
Jon Mielke .... production assistant
Christopher Nathaniel .... production coordinator
Anna Lynn Reeves .... production coordinator
Mary Salquist .... production assistant
Ryan Steinhauer .... craft service
Kristin Tschannen .... production coordinator
Dorrie Van Winkle .... production intern
K. Marie Walters .... assistant to director
Dominic Ianno .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language, including some crude sexual references
USA:99 min | Argentina:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Chubby Geek:I hate skinny bitches.
Jazmin Biltmore:You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Romeo and JulietSee more »


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47 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Oh, come on, this was in no way a horrible movie, 25 August 2007
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

I had been dying to see Phat Girlz when it came out on DVD, but when I saw the incredible low rating on IMDb, I was just afraid of being disappointed and feeling like I wasted my time and money. But one of my friends had the movie and we watched it today and I have to say to the IMDb users, how was this movie bottom 100 bad? No, this had no Oscar worthy material and some of it was a bit silly, but I think that this film had a positive message. One of the most disturbing things I have seen on the IMDb reviews and boards are how this movie "promotes" obesity, when I don't see that at all, this film was just about accepting yourself and feeling good and confident in a world where being a "phat" girl is so unacceptable and makes them feel like the minority. Monique had a positive energy, at times I admit she could be over the top and annoying, but I didn't find her character to be horrible, but actually more believable.

Jazmin is a big girl in a small girl's world where she can't find any hot clothing for her size and wishes to help other big girls feel beautiful and sexy. But she is ignored and criticized for her outgoing personality and her plump figure. She wins a trip to the Carrabean Islands with her thin cousin and her other plump friend. There she meets and incredibly handsome doctor who loves her figure and finds big women to be very attractive and helps her realize that maybe with a little confidence she could be on top of the world and smile with her killer fashion designs.

I lost a lot of weight, I used to be a "phat" girl, so I think that's why I enjoyed the film somewhat, because I could relate. Besides that, this was just an average comedy that people are taking way too seriously. I think if you let go and just have some fun, you'll like the film, just ignore the ignorant people who are just hating this film because there are big women in it, it's just a cute romantic comedy with a positive message.


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