Esther is an overweight, junk food addicted office lady who is constantly mistreated by her fellow co-workers until one day her life (and body) is transformed when her portrait is taken by an unknown photographer named Bud.

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... Esther
... Erica
... Donna
... Caroline
Rebecca Beluk ... Answering Machine Caller
... Fun Run Guy
... Mike
Fran McGivern ... Narrator
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Esther is beautiful beneath the surface, in an office where the surface is all that matters. Plus she has brains and about 100 extra pounds. Her nasty, brutish, and tall colleagues (Donna, Caroline, and Erica) make fun of her even as they depend on her knowledge. One day, she excitedly offers to show them a portrait she's had taken by Bud, of "Bud's Glamour Shots," who had spammed the office with an e-mail promising a picture that will reveal her true inner self. Cut to Esther, driving home in tears. That night she sleeps with the portrait near the bed and awakes to discover something extraordinary. When the three harpies see the result, will they book a session with Bud? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 November 2004 (USA)  »

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This was the first film released as part of Amazon Theater, "a series of five original short films available exclusively at Amazon.com as a free gift to our customers." It became available for viewing on 9 November 2004. Each film featured and then listed products in the credits that could be purchased at the site. The films were sponsored by Chase, issuer of the Amazon Platinum Visa Card. See more »

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Eh...
13 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was "lucky" enough to catch this playing on Amazon.com's start page--yeah, it seemed weird to me too--and I somehow find myself here offering its first review.

The production quality was good and I thought the actors did decent enough jobs in portraying their, somewhat exaggerated, stereotypes. I won't give it away but the ending was a huge letdown. In that final moment when (hopefully) everything should come together nicely and we can all revel in its cleverness, it was all exposed as a bad rehash of a stale concept, overall poorly executed. I do have other issues with the "moral of the story" which I won't go into here.

From where I'm sitting, not a worthwhile production. 4/10


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