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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 5 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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Taglines:

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

Genres:

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kathy Najimy and Dan Finnerty are married. See more »

Goofs

At 1:12:20 into it, Willowdean is walking quickly to the building for the pageant opening. Millie yells to her "You're LATE". Willowdean replies "Well I told Lee I needed my wardrobe by noon and he said 'I'm a designer sugarplum, not a magician'". This indicates it's past noon. But about 45 seconds later, when Willowdean's mom walks on stage, she says "Hello, good morning girls". It's no longer morning when it's past noon. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Callie is doing the pageant this year. Will's mom is the pageant director. She was Miss Teen Bluebonnet in 1991.
Callie: Rosie Dickson's your mom? Really?
Willowdean: Far as I know.
Callie: Hey, maybe sometime Elle Belle and I could come over and I could ask your mom some questions about the pageant. You know, just casually.
Willowdean: Well, unfortunately, my mom's not home all that much. She's either at pageant meetings or at the nursing home wiping old peoples' butts. It's what happens to a lot of ex-beauty queens.
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Referenced in 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

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Look at Her
Written by Dan Finnerty and Michael Orland
Performed by Dan Finnerty
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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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