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Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, make friends. However, the simple life of the group is interrupted when Fat Albert falls for Doris' older sister, Lauri, sparking his friends to worry that their leader may never want to return to his cartoon world again.Written by
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As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue. See more »
As a long-time fan of the cartoon and an admirer of Bill Cosby, I was looking forward to this movie. I was sorely disappointed.
"Fat Albert" is awkward, ineptly-directed, lamely-plotted. It's loaded with movie clichés that all fail: * The fish-out-of-water jokes are barely jokes at all ("What's this thing?" "That's a phone? Where's the wire?") * The "trying on clothes at the mall" montage doesn't even try to be clever or fun. * The obligatory rap-and-dance number is straight out bad '80s movies.
The whole movie has the tenor of a sappy after-school special, without Kristy McNichol, and it has nothing to offer kids, teens, or adults. Compared to the current slate of kid-friendly fare in theaters now, "Fat Albert" is a fat disappointment.
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