Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.
An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the nerve to pursue his childhood love, and finally takes back his community by toppling the local teenage Meth-baron.
Former college chums gather for what they think is their fat friend's dying last days, but they instead find her celebrating the last few days before reaching her target weight loss at a mountain lodge with a subsequent hiking trip planned for them all. Though it's the woman's long-held dream journey that she wanted to take with her best friends, the others, largely, can't get over the feeling of being duped, with everyone's emotional baggage breaking out awkwardly all along their forced and uncomfortable three-day hike back to civilization. Written by
When Austin and George are the only two left in the hot spring, Austin comments on what is either a full moon or a waxing crescent moon just over the eastern horizon at dawn (they are in the Northern Hemisphere). Neither phase would be in this position. A moon near full would be setting on the western horizon at dawn, opposite the sun, while a waxing crescent moon would not rise until after the sun and would be most visible shortly after sunset. See more »
Now, if you are a fat-ass and you would like to stay friends with a group of very pretty people, several rules apply: #1, always eat in private so your weight will remain a mystery; #2, always dress in workout clothes so that, you know, they'll think you're trying; #3, be sure to keep them laughing because humor is very thinning; and, rule #4 - and this is the most important one - always answer the phone on the first ring because, honestly, the fat friend is replaceable.
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First of all, if you do not read the title before watching this movie, you may be a little...irritated? Or upset. The characters in this movie are dysfunctional but their dysfunctions remain very well guarded and hidden in their everyday lives...until their old friend from college (Missi Pyle) convinces them all to meet years later, in the middle of nowhere Montana to go on her own selfish journey. At first she seems to be the only person who is not a mental case, but towards the end, we realize she may be worse than any of the other characters.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone who isn't afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone, and has the ability to to laugh at the fact that what runs through a person's mind daily, or even just many times in their own life, can actually be played-out in reality when all pretenses and distractions are suddenly removed.
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