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Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 7 December 2018 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Writers:

Kristin Hahn (screenplay by), Julie Murphy (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 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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Storyline

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 | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dumplin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

COTA Films,Echo Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston, who produced the film, used a number of Dolly Parton's classic songs on the soundtrack, since the main character Willowdean is a huge Dolly fan. Aniston also got Parton to write some new songs, including the theme song, for the film. See more »

Goofs

At 24:54, while Willowdean is reading Lucy's pageant application form, the application date, Lucy's age and Lucy's date of birth are visible. The date of birth that is shown is 5/5/79, which is incorrect. It should have been 5/5/77, assuming that Lucy was 16 years old in 1993. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonder Why
Written by Dolly Parton
Produced by Linda Perry
Performed by Dolly Parton and Mavis Staples
Courtesy of Dolly Records
Mavis Staples appears courtesy of Anti-
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Lovely film
7 December 2018 | by stasiakorolevaSee all my reviews

Really surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. Most Netflix movies are cheesy and predictable, but this one is truly heartwarming. The story is great and the dialogue feels natural. Dolly Partons songs are a real highlight as well, and the message is delivered organically in stead of being shoved down your throat. I would recommend this for a nice Friday film night.


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