6.7/10
17,078
218 user 51 critic

Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 7 December 2018 (USA)
Trailer
2:30 | Trailer
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)
Reviews
Popularity
363 ( 58)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Director: Susan Johnson
Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

Director: Ian Samuels
Stars: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney
Hairspray (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky
Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Instagram

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was filmed almost entirely in Georgia. 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

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Here You Come Again
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Dolly Parton
Courtesy of RCA Records Label Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
warm and perfect
8 December 2018 | by amcedelsteinSee all my reviews

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose" - Dolly Parton

Damn, Julie Murphy. You wrote every fat girls story. I knew this going into the movie tonight, this cold December night I tucked myself into bed with a box of tissues, some pizza, and my cat. I was prepared. Ready to experience one of my favorite books on the "big screen", not to mention all the Dolly and Jennifer Aniston my heart desired. Well, Julie, I cried the entire time, mission accomplished, job well done. The movie is as bright, delicious, and strong as the book, with a little extra sparkle and zhuzh.

I hope everyone out there takes a minute to think about the fat girl inside of yourself, whatever that means, and think about fondly wishing her luck on her mission to finding out who she is on purpose.


107 of 133 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 218 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed