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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.

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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 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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Kathy Najimy, credited here as "Millie's mom," previously played recurring character Dr. Mildred "Millie" Finch in Numb3rs. See more »

Goofs

When Ellen runs upstairs to get Will for the first day of school (18:27), Ellen's in one outfit -jean skirt and halter top- and then later shown at school in an entirely different outfit -jean overalls and t shirt. She had enough time to change herself, but not wait for Will to change. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Push and Pull
Written by Dolly Parton and Linda Perry
Performed by Dolly Parton
Courtesy of Dolly Records
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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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Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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$399,198
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