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Babycakes (1989)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grace
... Rob
Nada Despotovich ... Keri
... Wanda
... Al
... Olivia
... Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba ... Neighbor
Alana Salvatore ... Elsa
Nicole Greenspan ... Lisa
Marguerite Pigott ... Saleslady
Tom Harvey ... Judge
Deborah Cass ... Mortuary Woman #1
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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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Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

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Rob: Well, I think Grace looks great. I think she looks terrific just the way she is
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Can you believe that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder?
3 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

No great shakes, but a real nice light romantic comedy. Paul Schneider directs this off beat story of an overly plump cosmetician(Ricki Lake) falling in love with a solidly built subway conductor(Craig Sheffer) who happens to already be spoken for. He is more than willing to spend part of the Christmas season with her while his fiancee is out of town. Are his feelings for real or just pity? There is that little something about this movie that makes you take inventory of your own insecurity and doubts.


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