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Pretty Ugly People (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  12 April 2008 (USA)
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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.

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Raye
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George
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Trevor
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Mary
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Richard
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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 statmanjeff

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Is losing the weight worth losing your friends?

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Rated R for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Lucy: I'd like to raise my glass to all of you. For years you all set the standard for what I dreamed to look like, act like, and be one day. All I ever wanted was to be like one of you, but now I realize that if that dream came true, I could never be happy, because I would be noting but a self-loathing person who's undersexed, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, a dormant slut, and a ghetto-fabulous fat-ass.
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A funny, emotional and inspiring film not to be missed!
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My 2 girlfriends and I saw this in Palm Springs and thought it was a great piece. It kept me laughing through the entire film, although I thought there were a few too many "F" words and felt they detracted from the enjoyment. You didn't need them! The actors were great and look forward to seeing them again. Thanks for being at the screening--I enjoyed the background about the movie. I now have a better understanding about the pitfalls there can be in making a low budget, independent film and how you over came so many to make a great film. I can't wait for your next venture..."The Help". Hopefully the Palm Springs Film Festival will not reject that one or any others you plan to submit.


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