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Phat Girlz

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language, including some crude sexual reference
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 39 min.
Year of Release:
2006
USA Release:
April 7, 2006 (wide)
Copyright, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Copyright, Fox Searchlight Pictures
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Copyright, Fox Searchlight Pictures

I’m ugly. Why was God so unfair to me this way? Answer

Featuring: Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson, Eric Roberts, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Jack Noseworthy
Director: Nnegest Likke
Producer: Monique Imes, Steven Imes, Robert Newmyer
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

“Her dreams are about to get a whole lot bigger.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Starring MoNique as Jazmin Biltmore, a smart-mouthed aspiring fashion designer, PHAT GIRLZ is an edgy comedy about two frustrated plus-size women obsessed with their weight while struggling to find love and acceptance in a world full of ‘hot bodied’ babes. The PHAT GIRLZ are thrown a major curve ball when they meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways…”

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Comments below:
Positive
Positive—As a Christian, I found the language and sexual content offensive. However, being Black, female and overweight forces me to identify with the story that is being told. Our bodies are a gift from God, and carrying too much weight is sinful. However, obsessing about aesthetic beauty to the extent that we judge, criticize and relentlessly humiliate overweight people is also sinful. Perhaps if we expressed Christian love towards people, they would want to change for the better.
My Ratings: Average / 3
—V Lynne, age 48
Positive—…in my opinion, this film includes crude sexual rerferences, but it can make people who consider themself so ugly because they are fat, feel good and also make them to high self esteem. Maybe some of people don`t agree with me, but others know how much cost to reduce fat by taking medecines that in most of cases don`t help to get size 5, as Monique says in that film. I say it because I am one of those people. Finally, I also like this film because it includes the religious parts and and this is what I always do… pray to mighty God to make this dream come true.
My Ratings: Good / 2½
—Mayra (Venezuela), age 29
Negative
Negative—…The movie had a abundance of curse words and also very sexual scenes that had me repenting for taking my daughter to see it.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 2
—Michael Boucher, age 39
Negative—This girl is fat. That’s what the movie is about. And you’re reminded of it every 10 seconds. This movie promotes gluttony, and I was offended by it because the body is a gift from god that should be taken care of. This movie is a waste of money.
My Ratings: Offensive / 1
—Matt Brooks, age 19
Comments from young people
Positive—This movie was awesome. I went with my friends to see it; we all liked it. There was a lot of language, but I recommend it. There is sexual content in this movie, but it was okay.
My Ratings: Average / 1
—Maniqua, age 15