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  • Summary: Armed with biting humor and quirky sensibility, Rodney and his Rubenesque friend Sabrina are valiantly suffering through the indignity known as high school. Both are outcasts; he’s gay and she’s overweight. Trapped in a small Texas town and having come to accept his “fat girl” within, Rodney is an aspiring Broadway star who musters up the energy to confront his fears and take life – and the hot new student from England – by the horns. With Rodney’s awkward experiences, off-beat attitude and strange evangelical family, “Fat Girls” is a hilarious rollercoaster ride that careens to an outrageous climax. This auspicious debut announces the arrival of filmmaker and star Ash Christian as a major new talent. (Regent Releasing) Expand
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. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Wins no points for delicacy. Still, it does score some laughs.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    50
    Without insight, memorable dialogue or interesting characters, Fat Girls quickly wears thin.
  5. 50
    To call Christian's film unpolished is an understatement.
  6. 42
    In the words of his own character, this young filmmaker hasn't found his "inner fat girl."
  7. Ends up stranded between two concepts, either of which might have yielded a more satisfying film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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