Phat Girlz
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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 launching her own line of clothes for large ladies, but she hasn't had much luck convincing the moneymen that there's a market for her work. Jazmin is also looking for love, but she finds that few men are willing to look past her dress size and see the woman within. Jazmin is becoming despondent when she gets some good news -- she's won an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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."
‑ Mark Olsen, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"It does suffer ... from actually having way too much heart and not enough soul, its identity lost far beneath its ambitions for affirmation."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"Skinny on plot, story, directing and some of the acting."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Uneven but lovable, "Phat Girlz" comes strutting on to the screen. As well it should."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"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"
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Barely written and stiffly directed by Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is an undernourished comedy about a sassy, overweight heroine."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"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."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"looks cheap and falls apart after the first act."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Outrageous comedy? damn right!!! I'm outraged that there's no comedy here AT ALL!!!!"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"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."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"A thin comedy about a size-plus heroine."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Almost stunning in its determination to be the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy vehicle for plus-sized African-American women..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"even though this movie is a bit of a mess, it turns out to be unexpectedly sweet and funny. Its very amateurishness gives it freshness and authenticity."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"I'm recommending it, barely, because I think it speaks pretty well to a certain audience and does so from the heart."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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