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Lying to Be Perfect (2010)

An overweight magazine editor leads a double life as a sassy advice columnist at night. To keep her alter ego a secret she agrees to lose weight with two of her friends and embarks on a life changing journey.

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Trainer
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An overweight magazine editor leads a double life as a sassy advice columnist at night. To keep her alter ego a secret she agrees to lose weight with two of her friends and embarks on a life changing journey.

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Cinderella Pact  »

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Charlotte: You can fake a lot of things, but you cannot fake talents.
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Written and Performed by Kimberly Cole
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Women in fat suits
13 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While watching this movie, I heard the term "Cinderella Pact" so often that I wondered why that wasn't the film's title. As it turns out, that is the title of the book on which the film is based. But since the book's title is so much better than the one that the movie wound up with -- after all, this is a variation on the age-old Cinderella story -- why *was* the title changed? Did the author disown the movie, or what?

It's hard to complain that more "weight-appropriate" actresses weren't hired to play the three members of the Cinderella Pact because, honestly, how else could they have lost the weight called for in the script without stretching the filming out long enough to break the budget?

To me, the best things in this work are 1) "Cinderella's" gown and slippers, and 2) my discovery of Chelah Horsdal, who plays her best friend.

In closing, I have but one question: has our heroine, who after all is a writer by trade, never heard the term "nom de plume"? Watch the movie to the end, and you'll understand why I ask.


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