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Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

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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

Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

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

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chica XXL 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,059,537, 9 July 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the girls first meet the Nigerian doctor and he talks to the skinny one, you can see the boom mic on the reflection of her glasses. See more »

Quotes

Jazmin Biltmore: I hate skinny bitches.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
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Oh, come on, this was in no way a horrible movie
25 August 2007 | by KristineSee all my reviews

I had been dying to see Phat Girlz when it came out on DVD, but when I saw the incredible low rating on IMDb, I was just afraid of being disappointed and feeling like I wasted my time and money. But one of my friends had the movie and we watched it today and I have to say to the IMDb users, how was this movie bottom 100 bad? No, this had no Oscar worthy material and some of it was a bit silly, but I think that this film had a positive message. One of the most disturbing things I have seen on the IMDb reviews and boards are how this movie "promotes" obesity, when I don't see that at all, this film was just about accepting yourself and feeling good and confident in a world where being a "phat" girl is so unacceptable and makes them feel like the minority. Monique had a positive energy, at times I admit she could be over the top and annoying, but I didn't find her character to be horrible, but actually more believable.

Jazmin is a big girl in a small girl's world where she can't find any hot clothing for her size and wishes to help other big girls feel beautiful and sexy. But she is ignored and criticized for her outgoing personality and her plump figure. She wins a trip to the Carrabean Islands with her thin cousin and her other plump friend. There she meets and incredibly handsome doctor who loves her figure and finds big women to be very attractive and helps her realize that maybe with a little confidence she could be on top of the world and smile with her killer fashion designs.

I lost a lot of weight, I used to be a "phat" girl, so I think that's why I enjoyed the film somewhat, because I could relate. Besides that, this was just an average comedy that people are taking way too seriously. I think if you let go and just have some fun, you'll like the film, just ignore the ignorant people who are just hating this film because there are big women in it, it's just a cute romantic comedy with a positive message.

5/10


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