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Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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An edgy comedy about two frustrated plus-size women obsessed with their weight while struggling to find love and acceptance in a world full of "hot bodied" babes.

Director:

Nnegest Likké

Writer:

Nnegest Likké

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mo'Nique ... Jazmin Biltmore
Jimmy Jean-Louis ... Dr. Tunde Jonathan
Godfrey ... Akibo
Kendra C. Johnson Kendra C. Johnson ... Stacey
Joyful Drake ... Mia
Dayo Ade ... Godwin
Felix Pire ... Ramón
Doug Ballard ... Banker
Charles Duckworth ... Jack the Order Taker
Jack Noseworthy ... Richard 'Dick' Eckhard
Eric Roberts ... Robert Myer
Moses James Moses James ... Nigerian Doorman
Kidigo Kennedy Kidigo Kennedy ... Nigerian Door Woman
Chet Anekwe ... Flirty Nigerian Man
Karen Elizabeth ... Plus Size Shopper #1 / Plus Size Model in Fashion Show
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Storyline

Superstar comedienne Mo'Nique is hilarious as a sassy, plus-sized fashion designer who's tired of taking no for an answer in this delightful comedy about living life to the fullest. Jazmin Biltmore (Mo'Nique) has big plans for large ladies - she's designed a sexy line of clothes for curvaceous women like herself. But when she can't get funding for her designs or meet a man who appreciates her unique physique, Jazmin's patience starts running thin. That is, until she wins an all-expense-paid trip to a resort in Palms Springs, where she just might just meet the man of her dreams.

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Her dreams are about to get a whole lot bigger See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language, including some crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Dr. Tunde, gets out of the pool, the image is reversed. You can see it in the lettering of "pool rules." See more »

Quotes

Jazmin Biltmore: Holy god, I'm as fat as Jesus' wife Lereznonda!
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Connections

References Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995) See more »

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Absolute Garbage!
4 January 2009 | by koyasu_kudouSee all my reviews

I knew that this movie wasn't going to be particularly moving, but I didn't realize it was going to be absolute crap. The idea behind this film was to break barriers and stereotypes, but that can't be done if you keep perpetuating them at the same time.

According to this movie fat women are dateless, desperate, and can only attract men from far away, impoverished countries where being obese is a good thing because food is so scarce. Talk about building up a woman's self-esteem. And the whole "thin people are evil;they need to eat and get fat too, so that I can feel better" theme, is just embarrassing.

An obvious hypocrisy is how fat women are accepted in this film, but the only men depicted as love interests had to have above average bodies. It wasn't okay to ignore fat women, but it was okay to ignore fat men and even men who were just average.

Altogether Phat Girlz was pitiful and treated the idea of taking overweight women seriously like a funny daydream rather than a real possibility.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phat Girlz See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,109,924, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$7,061,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,403,491
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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