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Lbs. (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 March 2010 (USA)
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A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carmine Famiglietti ... Neil Perota
Michael Aronov ... Sacco Valenzia
Miriam Shor ... Lara Griffin
Sharon Angela ... Theresa Perota
Lou Martini Jr. ... Anthony Lanzo
Susan Varon ... Connie Perota
Fil Formicola Fil Formicola ... Lou Perota
Mike Bocchetti Mike Bocchetti ... Wayne
Sophia Antonini Sophia Antonini ... Deidre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle Melanie Brown Danielle Melanie Brown ... Student
Jennifer Michelle Brown Jennifer Michelle Brown ... Flower Girl
Patrick Michael Buckley ... Vito
Gino Cafarelli ... Dante
Susanna Hari Susanna Hari ... Featured
Tom Karlya Tom Karlya ... Michael
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A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.

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A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,690, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$29,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,866
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Starting around 385 lbs., Carmine Famiglietti lost nearly 200 lbs. on-screen over a two-year period, the most weight any actor has lost on-screen. See more »

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Lbs. is a good story
10 February 2013 | by jcreamer007See all my reviews

This movie was aired on WNET Feb 9, 2013. The acting was very good, the screen play was very good and the script was very good.

So as not to repeat the excellent insights of the other reviews of this film, my only comment was regarding the scenes where: (1) Carmine Famiglietti (Neil) is vomiting up the smörgåsbord of junk food he had just ate in his hotel room in Brooklyn after he had returned to Brooklyn from his soul searching in upstate New York; and (2) Subsequently Neil attends an Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting (not specifically stated) where he gives a testimonial of his personal fight with his food addiction.

These two scenes seem to indicate that Neil has become a bulimic to conquer his weight problem. Many food addicts do become bulimics and do attend OA meetings to cope with their demons. Unfortunately, this thread is not explored and the movie ends with Neil sun bathing at Coney Island lying next to a young hottie.

This movie would have been absolutely trailblazing had it really explained how Neil's motivation caused him to lose the 150 pounds. Clearly Neil had not changed his outlook on food, otherwise would not have pigged out in his Brooklyn hotel room following his failed date with the waitress. Clearly Neil has not come to grips with his sense of insecurity and he is still the passive person he was when he was 315 lbs.

Despite the above gripes this is an excellent film worth viewing.


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