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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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Abel
Verónica Sánchez ...
Paula
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Álex
Leticia Herrero ...
Sofía
Fernando Albizu ...
Andrés
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María Morales ...
Leonor
Adam Jezierski ...
Luis
Marta Martín ...
Nuria
Teté Delgado ...
Beatriz
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Párroco
Seidina Mboup ...
Cheick (as Seydina Mboup)
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Jesús
José David Pérez ...
Samuel
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Abel is a therapist who regularly meets with a handful of clients struggling to deal with the physical and emotional problems of being overweight. Enrique is an actor best known as the spokesman for weight loss product who loses his job now that he is fat again; he is also wrestling with his sexuality when he begins dating Pilar, the wife of his business partner, after identifying as gay most of his life. Sofia is engaged to Alex, a committed Christian who ignores her sexual needs. While Sofia is able to reawaken her fiancée's libido, when she begins losing weight she finds he's most attracted to heavy women. Leonor has turned to food for comfort while her boyfriend is in the States. And Andres is a scientist married to Beatriz; they and their daughter are overweight, while their son is not. And as slender Abel tries to guide his clients to healthier and happier lives, he's forced to confront his own issues with fat people when his wife Paula balloons out during pregnancy. Written by Scanoni

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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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11 September 2009 (Spain)  »

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$582,898 (Spain), 11 September 2011, Limited Release
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Originally, Álex ended up being fat, but Raúl Arévalo got sick trying to gain weight, so Daniel Sánchez Arévalo came up with another finale to redeem him. See more »

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Featured in La gran familia española: Los procesos (2014) See more »

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Great, intelligent film
18 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

It helps a lot if you master Spanish when you see this film, not only Spanish but a good amount of lingo from Madrid, as some of the comments, twists and jokes loose quite a bit during translation.

You laugh, laugh and laugh but at no time you miss drama nor plot, the movie evolves well and, though the ending is not my favorite, wraps a great comedy.

Seem no human emotion goes untouched by this movie, love, sex and relationships displayed constantly in a very smart fashion.

Last, the amazing transformation of the characters, speechless.

It is so refreshing to see smart, well presented movies, in an era where CG and FX dominate the American movie industry, some should go to Spain to take a class ( or two), but again, it seems the majority of American public is not ready for anything that goes beyond video game quality, pity.


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