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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 »

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Jason Winn

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Michael Buchanan (screenplay), Diane Lang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
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 ... 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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Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

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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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Okay but a bit preachy!
15 May 2013 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I bought this film because it's about bullying for an overweight boy. He weighed 188 pounds and has started high school. He hates school but hates himself more. The actor who plays him does a fabulous job in the role. You feel for his character and sympathize with him. His teacher insists that everybody including himself write in his journal. He begins to explore life and friendship with Paul and a girl named Sable. He tutors a jock named Robb. Unlike Paul, he comes from a religious functional family with both parents at home. His best friend Paul's parents are divorced and his father is an alcoholic. Sable appears to have her own problems. The movie is about self-loathing especially in world's standards of beauty and physical presentation.


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