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Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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 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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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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Taglines:

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 Parton fan. Aniston also got Parton to write some new songs for the film, including the theme song. See more »

Goofs

Most of the cars, including both Rosie and Willowdean's do not have front license plates. However, the state of Texas requires all motor vehicles to have both front and back plates. See more »

Quotes

Willowdean: "The difference between winning and losing is all in the details", she said.
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Connections

Referenced in Tamara Just Saw: Bird Box (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Awestruck
Performed by Melanie Fontana
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin and Ivo Moring
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Heartwarming but unoriginal
8 December 2018 | by thweattrSee all my reviews

It's hard to dislike the movie with the message they're delivering. However, it felt like a worse Hairspray. You can't miss the message in this movie as the writers stuffed it down your throat as much as they possible could however they weren't creative in their delivery and had the actors force it into dialogue in a played out way. But like I said it's heartwarming nonetheless in your typical feel good predictable kind of way.


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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 »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$399,198
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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