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

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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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Fat Kids Revenge
written and performed by Matt O'Leary and Jacob Wysocki
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A shy fat kid is befriended by a rebel punk rocker. They form a band, and the fat kid takes it seriously.
9 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised after viewing Fat Kid... I too grew up chubby and withdrawn. I was attracted to characters like Marcus in my own life. Matt O'Leary plays a high powered, reckless poetic and tragic figure. A real hustler, and user of people. Jacob Wysoki who plays the part of Troy,is an excellent actor. He says so much with facial expressions, and he seems naive, but genuine.

I grew up playing Rock music, it became my career and I have no regrets. I only wish I had the kind of love and support Troys character enjoyed. The father ,played by Billy Campbell was so understanding, and nurturing. Obviously making up for the lack of a mother in the home.

I recommend this sweet and positive film. They are so rare and hard to come by. It was sentimental without being sappy.


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