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Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 2012 (USA)
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

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Troy
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Marcus
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Mr. Billings
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Tyler Trerise ...
Manoj
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Marcus' Stepfather
Sean Donavan ...
Ollie
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Matt
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Isabel
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Mr. Sherman
Lino Marioni ...
Young Troy
Michael Loftus ...
Band Member #1
Stephanie Sarreal Park ...
Girl #1 (as Stephanie Park)
Duane Cawthon ...
Bus Driver
Frances Hearn ...
Bus Stop Woman
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

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The time has come to rule! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual and drug content, and brief violent images | See all certifications »

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Debeli klinac vlada svetom  »

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This movie is a homage to the cult classic "SLC Punk!" which starred director Matthew Lillard. See more »

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Faded Love Letters
written by Michael Chase (I)
performed by Michael Chase (I)
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It gets better
8 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Troy is an obese lonely video-gamer loser in school. He lives with his father (Billy Campbell) and brother. He tries to kill himself by stepping in front of a bus and he's saved by Marcus. Marcus is an unreliable homeless school drop-out guitarist. Even his bandmates have kicked him out. Marcus starts using Troy for a place to stay and food to eat while claiming to start a band with him. Troy maintains his friendship with Marcus despite his father's reservations. Troy is a hormonal teen in love with Marcus' friend Isabelle (Lili Simmons).

Marcus is really annoying at the beginning. It takes a long time before he shows any signs of passing friendship with Troy. He does grow as a character and the friendship becomes more. Troy is a really passive person but he also grows too. The father is interesting because he's not yet another clueless adult in a teen movie. It's a slow start but it gets better. It's pretty good work for Matthew Lillard's directorial debut.


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