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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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Trivia

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Goofs

Jazmin throws a TV set out the window. It lands and breaks on the sidewalk, as if the sidewalk is right up against the house. Later, in a wide shot of the home, you can clearly see there's no sidewalk near the house. See more »

Quotes

Chubby Geek: I hate skinny bitches.
Jazmin Biltmore: You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Connections

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

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Petit Cadeau
Written by D. Dibala
Performed by Diblo Dibala
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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How Stella Got Her Groove Fat
9 April 2006 | by drtturnerSee all my reviews

If you recall How Stella Got Her Groove Back, this film will ring like deja vu to you. Even the heart throb's accent is similar. This time instead of the obstacle to over come being age and ageism, it is weight and society's bias against heavy women. Laughs are spattered through out, but there are plenty of messages bout inner beauty. Think of the film as How Stella Got Her Groov Fat. I seem to have seen the leading actor in k mart store style clothing adds so i think that he is a model. His buddy who goes for the supporting actress looks familiar as having played clean cut guys without the accent in past films. Sloppy as it wants to be, the movie is not bad if you go in knowing roughly what to expect. I anticipate some becoming annoyed with the lead actresses soap box and presumed indictment of skinny people. Many will overlook this flaw as a point in which the movie was making...she was flawed and needed entire film in which to get somewhat better.


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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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