Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

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Anne Fletcher

Writers:

Kristin Hahn (screenplay by), Julie Murphy (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Macdonald ... Willowdean
Jennifer Aniston ... Rosie
Odeya Rush ... Ellen
Maddie Baillio ... Millie
Bex Taylor-Klaus ... Hannah
Luke Benward ... Bo
Georgie Flores ... Callie
Dove Cameron ... Bekah
Harold Perrineau ... Lee
Kathy Najimy ... Millie's Mom
Joshua Allan Eads ... Candee Disch (as Ginger Minj)
Hilliary Begley ... Lucy
Sam Pancake ... Dale
Dan Finnerty ... Eugene Reed
Molly McNearney ... Delia Shepherd
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Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

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Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Luke Benward, who plays Bo, had a reaccuring role on Good Luck Charlie with the character's name of Beau. See more »

Goofs

When Will finds the flyer for the "Dolly Parton Night Every Saturday Night" in her aunt's scrapbook, the flyer does not have an address on it anywhere stating where The Hideaway is. How did Will and her friends know how to find the place and then claim at the door to not know it was a bar? See more »

Quotes

Millie: There's nothing in the rules that says that big girls need no apply.
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Connections

Featured in The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Dumb Blonde
Written by Curly Putman (as Claude Putnam Jr.)
Produced by Linda Perry
Performed by Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert
Courtesy of Dolly Records
Miranda Lambert appears courtesy of Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville
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Good, but not like the book
7 December 2018 | by ramsayreaderSee all my reviews

The movie is a good, heartlifting movie with good music and enjoyable characters. Unfortunately it leaves out a lot of major characters and a lot of the book plot. If you haven't read the book you will like it even more, irregardless it is worth the watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dumplin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$399,198
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2.35 : 1
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