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Pretty Ugly People (2008)

R | | Comedy | 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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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?

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Comedy

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

Gross USA:

$6,537, 5 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537, 5 November 2009
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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

Trevor: Come on, fuckin' around comes from either selfishness or loneliness, and you're far from selfish.
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There really is a Holland Lake Lodge See more »

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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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In The Midnight
Performed by Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles
Written by Langhorne Slim (as Sean Scolnick) and Malachi DeLorenzo
Courtesy of Sean Scolnick Publishing (BMI)
From the album "When the Sun's Gone Down"
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When is adulthood?
22 June 2017 | by xhidden99See all my reviews

36? 38? I mean seriously. We've been watching this movie for 40 years. College 'friends' together and share their horrific personalities with each other. Because not speaking to each other for decades only to jump on a plane for a long weekend in the woods is a thing people do. And especially when they lose 300 lbs to rub in your 'friends' faces. And because all of that is the rational act of sane people, gather up these people to 'share your last 4 lbs weight loss. You know, because no one grows and changes in 20 years. We do gain some insight into the former fat girl though. She's still an angry control freak.

Anyway it pulls every stereotype off the shelf. Uptight Oreo black guy, street black girl, rich douchebag, gay douchebag, friend zone guy, old guy, hillbilly, and of course Melissa McCarthy in her patented hysterical fat girl with borderline personality disorder.

But I tell you it never gets old watching near 40 year olds act like 17 year olds imagining what 30 year olds act like. When do they grow up? 45? 50?


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