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  • Summary: When a plump housewife gets a job at a local factory to make ends meet, she falls in with a group of other chubby female workers who are sumo wrestlers and members of what they call their "Secret Society."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Charmingly eccentric light comedy.
  2. 63
    A rare film that depicts a skinny male in a relationship with a plus-size woman. And, small wonder, Brittain's sweet charisma makes her the most lovable big woman on screen since Lynn Redgrave in "Georgy Girl."
  3. 50
    There's a certain gutsy allure to the wildly improbable proceedings.
  4. Has the scruffy charm you expect from this kind of picture, and some admirable feminist pluck. But the story is -- forgive me -- a little thin, and the filmmaking clumsy and rushed.
  5. 50
    Too daft by half -- it might have been better if Ken were less loony, especially because his nuttiness verges on implying that loons love large women -- but supremely good natured.
  6. Energetic acting helps compensate for a contrived script and directing that's sometimes as heavy as its cheerfully rotund characters.
  7. 38
    Falls prey to a boatload of screenwriting cliches that sink it faster than a leaky freighter.

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