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Gordos (2009)

Follows the excesses and deprivation of life. Complexes, phobias, obsessions, traumas, fears, sex are aired in a group therapy against obesity.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Verónica Sánchez ...
Leticia Herrero ...
Fernando Albizu ...
María Morales ...
Adam Jezierski ...
Marta Martín ...
Teté Delgado ...
Seidina Mboup ...
Cheick (as Seydina Mboup)
José David Pérez ...


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"GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... about survival in the widest and "largest" sense of the word.


Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

11 September 2009 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Fat People  »


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Opening Weekend:

$582,898 (Spain), 11 September 2011, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Production took over 11 months because the movie was shot in chronological order and the actors had to gain and lose weight. See more »


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24 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

In my poor opinion, "Gordos" its a film that conceive that the problem in many times it is not the obesity of the people if not other problems very hard as the infidelity, fear of having a children, the toxic relationship of two brothers, etc.

Those problems, also, are problems very serious of the society. Even, those problems are very serious than the obesity.

In this film, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo get to transmit this item in many differents lifes where everyone intersect in the weekly meeting. It is a good way to mix the comedy and the drama.

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