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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 November 2010 (USA)
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Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make ... See full summary »

Director:

Jason Winn

Writers:

Michael Buchanan (screenplay), Diane Lang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Christopher Rivera Christopher Rivera ... Jimmy Winterpock
Kelly Washington ... Sable Moore
Chris Bert ... Paul Grove
Cole Carson ... Robb Thuman
Ron Lester ... Dr. Jeffords
Jacob Boyd Jacob Boyd ... Allen Zuckerman
Alli Sleek Alli Sleek ... Jessica Winterpock
Benjamin Taylor Davis Benjamin Taylor Davis ... Nate Hammer (as Benjamin Davis)
Erin Áine ... Whitney Elliot (as Erin Smith)
Bill Murphey Bill Murphey ... Greg Winterpock
Sylvia Castro Galan Sylvia Castro Galan ... Marianne Winterpock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Boykin ... Nurse
Madeline Brumby ... Student
Michael Buchanan Michael Buchanan ... Mr. Larson
Steve Conner Steve Conner ... Mr. Johnson
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Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals; to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. Written by Michael Buchanan and Diane Lang

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obese | fat boy | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newnan, Georgia, USA

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Writer Michael Buchanan is also a high school math teacher. The actress who plays Sable, Kelly Washington, attended the same school. See more »

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Preacher: Giving up is easy... Getting back up is hard.
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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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Excellent movie families with teens and middle school -high school audiences
29 December 2011 | by njbermelSee all my reviews

Don't miss the opportunity to see this! It's not just about being fat! Compelling story line touches on so many issues that teens struggle with. Story has many lessons, but the story rolls out in such a natural way that the it doesn't feel like you are learning lessons. You are engaged with the characters every minute. Lessons of empathy come naturally through the story line. The whole movie carries you to a new way of thinking and speaks to everyone in the audience. Powerful impact: it's worth every minute! The novel is an excellent companion, powerful read for any teen or adult, and great classroom tool. Teachers and administrators: Don't wait to add this to your curriculum. Youth Group leaders, pastors: add this to your program now!


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