5.9/10
2,433
22 user 1 critic

To Be Fat Like Me (2007)

As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students.

Director:

Writer:

(as M.A. Lovretta)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Pregnancy Project (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A 17-year-old, attending a Washington state high-school, made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.

Director: Norman Buckley
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Walter Perez, Sarah Smyth
Pregnancy Pact (TV Movie 2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez
Stars: Thora Birch, Madisen Beaty, David Clayton Rogers
Secret Cutting (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Sean Young, Kimberlee Peterson, Robert Wisden
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Following the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife, a man is accused of the murder of his third.

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco, Catherine Dent
A Mother's Nightmare (TV Movie 2012)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A seductive teen becomes vindictive when her boyfriend tries to end the relationship.

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Annabeth Gish, Jessica Lowndes, Grant Gustin
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A teacher is harassed by a group of snotty, popular cheerleaders who think they can get away with anything. However, the teacher has no intention of taking their rude behavior.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Ashley Benson, Aimee Spring Fortier
Odd Girl Out (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A teenager is bullied by her former friends when they discover that she has a crush on the same boy as the most popular girl in school does.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A lonely computer programmer exacts harsh revenge on three teenage girls after they play a cruel prank on him.

Director: Christine Conradt
Stars: Anne Winters, Travis Hammer, Annalisa Cochrane
Augusta, Gone (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A troubled teenager's mother tries everything she can think of to control her bad behavior, even if it means sending her away to a hokey but strict nature camp.

Director: Tim Matheson
Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Mika Boorem, Tamara Hope
The Assault (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sam Gleason lives in a town where high school football is the backbone of the community. When she accuses a member of the team of committing heinous acts against her on a night she can't even remember, will anyone believe her?

Director: Jason Winn
Stars: Makenzie Vega, Gary Weeks, Khandi Alexander
Mom at Sixteen (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Jane Krakowski, Clare Stone
Hunter's Cove (2017)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Not all blood-thirsty predators are in the deep, some can be your hero.

Director: Colin Theys
Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Saxon Sharbino, Alexis Lariviere
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Melissa Halstrom ...
Ramona
...
Jim
...
Jamie
Adrienne Carter ...
Kendall
...
Michael
Brandon Olds ...
Adam
Scott Little ...
George
...
Madelyn
...
Warren
...
Eddie
...
Mr. Johnson
Jeff Cunningham ...
Randell
...
Joel
...
Kyle
Edit

Storyline

Pretty, popular, and slim high-schooler Aly Schimdt had plans of earning a sports scholarship to college but a knee injury ruins her chances. She decides to enter a documentary contest in the hopes of winning money for college. She believes that overweight people, like her mom and brother, seem to make excuses about how the world perceives them. So Aly decides to attend a rival high school as a heavily overweight person for the documentary, but not change her personality. Aly intends and hopes to prove that personality will outshine physical appearance. But when she's met with ridicule, harassment, and name-calling she begins to see things differently. Written by R2k443

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dans la peau d'une ronde  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofed in The Cleveland Show: Love Rollercoaster (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This movie is sadly disappointing
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight I watched the premiere of "To Be Fat Like Me" in hopes that someone had finally gotten it right. With the idea that someone had at last made a film to empower the larger women of the world, I happily set my night aside in preparation of being touched by a film that would show the world how I feel. How disappointed I was when I learned what the movie was really about. This wasn't a movie for fat women at all, contrary to the commercials that were run for weeks before the premiere of this pathetic lesson in moral fiber for skinny women the world over. I had such hopes that someone had come to the slow conclusion that we aren't fat because we can't stop eating. At least, I'm not. I'm fat for many reasons. The first being, I don't believe that skinny is pretty. The second, and most important, is that I would rather live my life as happy and wonderful and comfortable with myself as I am and die at 50 than live until 108 always fighting to be someone I'm not. Never before in this world has there been such an obsession with fat. Never have our body standards been so small that I at 230lbs (and 5'6") could not go into any store and find clothes. Five years ago, I could walk into any store I passed by and buy jeans. Now I walk into every store I pass by simply to ask them what the biggest size of jeans they carry is. And the ever ecstatic response? "Oh, don't you worry ma'am! We have very big sizes here. We go all the way up to a 14! We definitely have clothes for you!" And I say in response, "Perhaps you haven't noticed, but I'm an 18." The idea that we are so morally inculpable that we allow the magazines and television shows and retail stores to govern our size is absolutely beyond me. I am my own woman. I am big, and I am beautiful. I am not unhealthy. There is a very big difference between big and unhealthy. I have known so many skinny women in my life that were absolutely revolting in a bikini for one simple fact. They may be a size two, but they have cellulite. We think that skinny equals pretty. But, let me tell you. It's your soul, your smile, and your eyes that make you beautiful. And this movie will never ever be a good movie to me. The moral of this film is that you skinny people should understand our fat plight and not make fun of us, but try your best to sympathize and gently push us to our thin potential. Well, that's a crock. I promise you that, no matter how sweet and gentle, the first person that befriends me to attempt to save me from my food will have a very rude awakening.


31 of 104 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?