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Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

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Paul Schneider

Writers:

Percy Adlon (screenplay "Zuckerbaby"), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricki Lake ... Grace
Craig Sheffer ... Rob
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Keri
Paul Benedict ... Magleby
Betty Buckley ... Wanda
John Karlen ... Al
Cynthia Dale ... Olivia
Erik King
Olga Merediz ... Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba Elena Kudaba ... Neighbor
Alana Salvatore Alana Salvatore ... Elsa
Nicole Greenspan Nicole Greenspan ... Lisa
Marguerite Pigott Marguerite Pigott ... Saleslady
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Judge
Deborah Cass Deborah Cass ... Mortuary Woman #1
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Storyline

Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she finally devises a way to meet him, they discover that although they are physically different, they have a lot more in common than they think. Written by Phil Fernando

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugarbaby See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Grace?
Grace: It's all my fault, I told you stuff and now you feel sorry for me. I don't want that!
Rob: Would you stop it.
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Connections

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985) See more »

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Big Girls Don't Cry
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
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Feelgood Movie: With Positive Messages
12 November 2001 | by wc1n3xxSee all my reviews

It has to be said from reading the others comments that this film produces a completely different reaction on those who have weight issues & those who don't. The fact that the film is based on society's reactions and experiences for people (Rikki) with weight issues and those who don't! (Rob) - later, even Ricki herself said that she no longer wished to play such obvious roles.

As a larger person myself, the idea of emotional love and physical love with a slim person in combination can be a problem. Negative Body Image can be very distructve - Happily I experienced the 'hunk relationship' which was very healing - but for all the wrong reasons -I am guilty of proving to society that good looking people don't find fat people unattractive. In fact it took several (or more) such relationships to realise that relationships are much much deeper. Sorry to bore you, but I really did relate to the film.

I didn't want the film to be seen just as a 'Hollywood Dream' as on commenter wrote . . . "as if the fat girl would get the hunk".

But, yes the film was funny, it was sweet and very entertaining.


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