At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams: his acting ... See full summary »
At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams: his acting coach, who has designs on his sister Peggy; his juvenile-delinquent friends, who suck him into their petty crimes; and his God-fearing, self-loathing mother. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's destined for something big. Written by
this is a delightful comedy drama in the mould of 'Juno' and you must see it to see the sensitive acting performance of the guy playing Tracey Orbison, actually a male grocery clerk who has higher aspirations away from the store. I agree with the earlier comment that the story could have welded Tracey better with his female counterpart at the Store, didn't start to happen until the end. Lots of weakness about the film and i think the so called friends who set Tracey up for the supermarket robbery are a bit paper-thin but overall the story worked, even the quirky bit with Traceys sister dating Traceys acting teacher and breaking his heart on a couple of occasions. don't expect a blockbuster, this is a simple entertaining funny (often sad) film which will not leave you disappointed. Hoping for a sequel of HUMBLE PIE 2 (not American FORK) please because Tracey really does have some 'acting' potential for a Captive audience.
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