With his glory days long gone, an overweight former football player will make a bet with his close friends and visit the nearest gym for the ultimate makeover, only to discover the girl of his dreams and his true soulmate.


Ryan Sage


Dale Zawada
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Kaller ... Sam
Jillian Federman ... Cassie
Tommy Snider ... Miles
Constance Reese ... LaShawna
Jacquelyn Umof Jacquelyn Umof ... Ginger
Jess Allen ... Tyson
Bryan Bellomo Bryan Bellomo ... Stephan
Wendy Worthington ... Molly
Bruno Oliver ... Dr. Jennings
Phillipe Simon Phillipe Simon ... French Waiter
Taylor Collins Taylor Collins ... Bianca
Jason Duplissea ... Waiter
Kristina Haddad ... Cassie's Mom
Christina Fandino ... WorkOut Girl
Sylvia Panacione ... Young Mother


With his glory days long gone, former prominent college football player Sam, after his beloved mother's death of a heart attack and an unfortunate career-ending knee injury, he gradually lets himself swell out to a dangerous weight. Moreover, now that funny and sarcastic, yet insecure Sam is trying to make ends meet as a bowling alley attendant, his love life is practically nonexistent, however, in one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions, he will make a bet with his close friends and visit the nearest gym for the ultimate makeover. Soon, like a fish out of water, Sam will meet with his uncommon personal trainer Cassie, a witty bookworm and a heavy smoker, and straight away, a timid friendship will develop. But does charming Cassie know that she is the girl of his dreams? After all, underneath this overweight teddy bear lies something more than a humble and truthful admirer. There, hides her soulmate. Written by Nick Riganas

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One Really BIG Love Story! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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From a script bought off Craigslist for $500. See more »


Sam: [At the gym] Oh! You're killing me! I'm gonna eat your babies!
Cassie: That would be a terrible idea. You are not supposed to eat red meat...
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Christmas To Me
Written and performed by Patrick Scott
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I really liked this movie!
13 March 2019 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie! Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Brings a fresh life to the overworked Romantic Comedy genre." And, I couldn't agree more. If you've been following my reviews you will know that I've had a struggle with Romantic Comedies lately. I've so wanted to like them but have just found them too over the top, unrealistic and silly. This RomCom is ordinary, real and adorable. Robbie Kaller and Jillian Leigh play it perfectly. Great reflection on life by Dale Zawada (I wonder if he wrote this whole movie just for the last line). Treat yourself. I give this film an 8 (life at its simplest) out of 10. {RomCom}

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Release Date:

29 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Worth the Weight See more »

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2.35 : 1
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