Fat Girls
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Two misfits struggle to make their way through the living hell that is high school in this independent comedy drama. Rodney (Ash Christian) lives in a small Texas town where most folks don't have much use for musical theater or much understanding of the gay lifestyle. Since the barely closeted Rodney wants little else besides a boyfriend and the leading role in a Broadway show, this doesn't make life easy for him, and he has only one close friend -- Sabrina (Ashley Fink), a smart and funny girl who happens to weigh nearly three hundred pounds. Sabrina encourages Rodney to embrace his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too crudely executed to make much of an impact."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A modestly impressive debut -- especially considering that writer/director Ash Christian was 21 when he made it -- this poignant comedy will appeal to anyone who vividly remembers what it's like to be a high school outcast."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Amateurish to distraction, this modern-day satire about growing up gay in a small town has such a minimal pulse that you may well wonder if first-time writer/director/actor Ash Parish didn't burn his script before shooting began."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"The film just keeps hammering away at the insight that conservatives are, like, totally twisted."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Fat Girls' portrait of its small town high school milieu feels immediate and authentic even when the story's perfunctory machinations don't."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Ends up stranded between two concepts."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Fat Girls is fully in the "quirky indie" mold, populated by frumpy characters who sport slack expressions and enthuse about silly life plans."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"To call Christian's film unpolished is an understatement, since Rodney isn't a particularly engaging protagonist and Christian badly overuses his sulky voiceover."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An abysmal little conceit wholly lacking in originality, wit or technical style."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Christian plays it cool, preferring to love his characters first, and use them as teaching tools second. The restraint is a refreshing change of pace."
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"Big-hearted and often quite funny if crudely made, Fat Girls cleverly subverts the clichés of high school comedies to serve an autobiographical story."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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."
‑ Abigail Deutsch, Village Voice
"Proof that straights have no monopoly on crass, lazy coming-of-age stories."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"The jokes aren't funny, the characters aren't interesting and the budget is obviously so low you can't help but wonder how they could afford songs by Air Supply and Spandau Ballet."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"Plays with the conventions of the teen genre while making the most of its low-budget indie roots"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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