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Pretty Ugly People (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2008 (USA)
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Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.

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Tate Taylor

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Tate Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Missi Pyle ... Lucy
Melissa McCarthy ... Becky
Larry Sullivan ... Austin
Phill Lewis ... Raye
Josh Hopkins ... George
Jack Noseworthy ... Trevor
Octavia Spencer ... Mary
Philip Littell Philip Littell ... Richard
William Sanderson ... Sam
Allison Janney ... Suzanne
Stacy Yutuc Stacy Yutuc ... Flirty Flight Attendant
Allison Mackie ... Bitter Flight Attendant
Amy Landers ... Puffy Paint Flight Attendant
Drew Matthews ... Boy
Sean Daly Sean Daly ... Park Ranger
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Storyline

Former college chums gather for what they think is their fat friend's dying last days, but they instead find her celebrating the last few days before reaching her target weight loss at a mountain lodge with a subsequent hiking trip planned for them all. Though it's the woman's long-held dream journey that she wanted to take with her best friends, the others, largely, can't get over the feeling of being duped, with everyone's emotional baggage breaking out awkwardly all along their forced and uncomfortable three-day hike back to civilization. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Is losing the weight worth losing your friends?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csúnyán szép az élet See more »

Filming Locations:

Holland Lake, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,522, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$6,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bear that appears in the film is Brutus the Bear. He was raised from a cub by Casey Anderson who married Missi Pyle (Lucy.) They were married in Montana (where the film takes place) and Brutus the Bear was the Best Man. See more »

Goofs

First night of the hiking trip they stay in dark-colored tents of varying sizes, then the next night they are all staying in small white tents with blue rain flys. The dark ones reappear during the last tent sequence. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Ignorant men yield blissful women.
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There really is a Holland Lake Lodge See more »

Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Great Big Bear
Performed by John Linton
Written by Lucian Piane
Courtesy of On the Stick Music (ASCAP) and Lucian Piane
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Pretty Ugly People (2008)
31 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Pretty Ugly People is pretty unremarkable. The set-up and general tone of the movie would suggest a quirky independent romp. It may aim for this title, but it's mostly bland and patronizing. A big lass loses weight and arranges a trip for some friends. They all learn valuable lessons and "discover" themselves. These characters aren't horrible enough for any grand changes, nor or they nice enough to actually like. The protagonist is the biggest bitch of all, allowing her friends to believe she is dying. It's a horrible tactic that only the best writing could salvage a heart from. Unfortunately, such talented scripting is absent here.


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