Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    Big-Hearted and often quite funny if crudely made, Fat Girls cleverly subverts the clichés of high school comedies to serve an autobiographical story about an overweight gay teen in a small Texas town.
  2. Christian infuses this familiar story with gentle empathy, which goes a long way in balancing out the more amateurish choices.
  3. 50
    To call Christian's film unpolished is an understatement.
  4. Reviewed by: Abigail Deutsch
    50
    This film goes to some lengths not to be another high-school movie, which means prom stinks and no one can sing. Given Fat Girls' honesty, and its delicately drawn examples of social hopelessness, the sudden, sugary, puzzling finale feels out of character. It's as though the film forgot how to talk to us.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    50
    Without insight, memorable dialogue or interesting characters, Fat Girls quickly wears thin.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Wins no points for delicacy. Still, it does score some laughs.
  7. 42
    In the words of his own character, this young filmmaker hasn't found his "inner fat girl."
  8. Ends up stranded between two concepts, either of which might have yielded a more satisfying film.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JayH.
    Dec 29, 2008
    6
    Low budget but a good screenplay and well developed characters make up for it. Funny and touching, sincere performances. Believably and amusingly told. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeN.
    Mar 4, 2008
    0
    What a waste of time. I can't believe someone would focus on this.
  3. TaddyM.
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    Love love loved it! What a laugh-riot. For it's clearly home-grown look it's really stylish and risky for a low budget film. Thoroughly enjoyable. Full Review »