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- Summary: Neil Perota is seriously overweight. At twenty-seven years old, he weighs over 300 pounds, lives at home with his parents in Brooklyn, and is obsessed and controlled by food. When he suffers a heart attack two days before his sister's wedding, he is ordered to follow a strict diet, yet cannot kick his food habit. Neil then moves out of the city and three hundred miles north to a dilapidated trailer in the country to try and shed the excess pounds. Over one year in isolation, Neil learns how to compromise, survive, and falls in love for the first time with a local waitress. The lessons he learns are at the heart of this truly funny, touching, and inspirational film. (BQE Releasing)… Expand
- Director: Matthew Bonifacio
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
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When a heart attack causes Neil to isolate himself in the wild and get his eating under control, Lbs. acquires a more distinct, insightful texture, emerging--along with its star, who actually lost 170 pounds over the course of a two-year shoot--as a creature with sharper angles than it first appeared.