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A Matter of Size (2009)

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A comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.

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Credited cast:
Itzik Cohen ...
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Aharon
Alon Dahan ...
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Shmulik Cohen ...
Sami
Irit Kaplan ...
Zehava
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Kitano
Levana Finkelstein ...
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Evelin Hagoel ...
Geola
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A group of fat people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with the sanctity of diets and the 'Dictatorship of the Thinness' of the diet workshop they participate in. They leave it and discover the world of sumo, where fat people like them are honored and appreciated. Through sumo they are connecting to themselves and to their fat body, each one in his own way. Herzl an obese guy, starts to work as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant in Israel. Herzl is exposed to the world of Sumo through Kitano, the restaurant manager, who was a Sumo coach in Japan and escaped to Israel, after he got involved with the Yakuza. Herzl falls in love with the Sumo world and wants Kitano to be the Sumo coach of his obese friends that gave up their diet. "My Own Private Sumo" is a movie about the coming out of the closet of fat people and about their ability to accept their fatness and relate to their body through the world of sumo. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes funny
10 September 2009 | by (a world person) – See all my reviews

I thought the idea of the film was really nice. Having to find something useful in you and try to find the the good in you.

The visual aspects of the film became of course interesting when the men are big and dress as sumo wrestlers. The're is some good dialog, which made me laugh, but there was too much of it. Too many scenes and feelings we're explained by dialog.

Some of the characters we're unrealistic, like the woman who holds the diet club.

I know it's a matter of style, but never the less, it didn't struck me. The film has gotten some good reviews, so maybe I'm just the wrong person for this movie. Man in his forties, who see's a lot of film.

There is twist of a romantic comedy in it, which probably makes it a very good dating movie. But for me it was a bit too naive and some of the scenes we're just so simple and looked too much like television.

The cinematography of the film excels only in a few sumo scenes. Otherwise it's stuff made straight to DVD.


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