Phat Girlz
Phat Girlz (2006)

A woman makes it her business to convince the world that bigger is better in this comedy. Jazmin Biltmore (Mo'Nique) is a plus-size woman trying to find a place in the skin-and-bones world of high fashion. Jazmin has her heart set on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although Phat Girlz has good intentions, it is sloppily made and thin on laughs.

Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly

[Mo'Nique's] sassy forte may be talking so straight-up she sounds crazy, but she seems a little advanced to be doing 'yo mama' jokes.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The first word of the movie's title stands for Pretty Hot and Thick. The second word is never spelled out, but it could mean Good Intentions Ruined by Lousy Zingers.

Christopher Campbell
Cinematical

It does suffer ... from actually having way too much heart and not enough soul, its identity lost far beneath its ambitions for affirmation.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

While it's a pleasure to watch the likeable Kendra Johnson open up and come out of her shell, Phat Girlz belongs to Mo'Nique, a grating, belligerent woman who alternates self-deprecating fat jokes with drama-queen meltdowns and simpering pleas for

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Barely written and stiffly directed by Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is an undernourished comedy about a sassy, overweight heroine.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Although Phat Girlz...looks to have been made on a shoestring, with muddy, unflattering lighting (by two cinematographers), there is nonetheless something to be commended here.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Jazmin's so fat that the movie reduces her to a single discernible characteristic, which is a telltale mark of many a wholly awful comedy.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

A thin comedy about a size-plus heroine.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Almost stunning in its determination to be the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy vehicle for plus-sized African-American women...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Better than I expected, (which was to have to turn it off twenty minutes into the film!). I'm not sure the message was that great, as let's face it,… More
Leo L
Fantastic!
William Goss
Good-natured and fairly tolerable.
Janice :d
cute and fun, but Mo'Nique gets on my nerves sometimes... grls are beautiful no matter what they size is!
Quinto Wallight
So, this movie wants to make fun of fat girls (oh, snap, her clothes are too small! she only wants donuts!) but at the same time make you skinny bitch feel bad… More

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