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Pretty Ugly People (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2008 (USA)
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Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.

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Tate Taylor

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Tate Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Missi Pyle ... Lucy
Melissa McCarthy ... Becky
Larry Sullivan ... Austin
Phill Lewis ... Raye
Josh Hopkins ... George
Jack Noseworthy ... Trevor
Octavia Spencer ... Mary
Philip Littell Philip Littell ... Richard
William Sanderson ... Sam
Allison Janney ... Suzanne
Stacy Yutuc Stacy Yutuc ... Flirty Flight Attendant
Allison Mackie ... Bitter Flight Attendant
Amy Landers ... Puffy Paint Flight Attendant
Drew Matthews ... Boy
Sean Daly Sean Daly ... Park Ranger
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Storyline

Former college chums gather for what they think is their fat friend's dying last days, but they instead find her celebrating the last few days before reaching her target weight loss at a mountain lodge with a subsequent hiking trip planned for them all. Though it's the woman's long-held dream journey that she wanted to take with her best friends, the others, largely, can't get over the feeling of being duped, with everyone's emotional baggage breaking out awkwardly all along their forced and uncomfortable three-day hike back to civilization. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Is losing the weight worth losing your friends?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csúnyán szép az élet See more »

Filming Locations:

Holland Lake, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,522, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$6,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The bear that appears in the film is Brutus the Bear. He was raised from a cub by Casey Anderson who married Missi Pyle (Lucy.) They were married in Montana (where the film takes place) and Brutus the Bear was the Best Man. See more »

Goofs

First night of the hiking trip they stay in dark-colored tents of varying sizes, then the next night they are all staying in small white tents with blue rain flys. The dark ones reappear during the last tent sequence. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: [voiceover] Now, if you are a fat-ass and you would like to stay friends with a group of very pretty people, several rules apply: #1, always eat in private so your weight will remain a mystery; #2, always dress in workout clothes so that, you know, they'll think you're trying; #3, be sure to keep them laughing because humor is very thinning; and, rule #4 - and this is the most important one - always answer the phone on the first ring because, honestly, the fat friend is replaceable.
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There really is a Holland Lake Lodge See more »

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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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In The Midnight
Performed by Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles
Written by Langhorne Slim (as Sean Scolnick) and Malachi DeLorenzo
Courtesy of Sean Scolnick Publishing (BMI)
From the album "When the Sun's Gone Down"
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Holy Awfulness
21 October 2010 | by GWilliamLockeSee all my reviews

Bad movie.

REALLY bad movie. Did an adult make this?

Bums me out that loads and loads of money and work go into what is essentially no more than a blatant Todd Solondz-inspired, mean spirited comedy full of cliché characters and obvious jokes and story lines.

Wait, did I say "Todd Solondz-inspired?" Ha. How nice of me. This is a Todd Solondz rip-off. Waste of money. Waste of time. Piece of s**t. Imagine if the guys who own McDonalds attempted to rip-off Todd and you'll have a pretty good idea of how much soul this film has.

Really, though, I can't help but shed a little tear for the film US industry whenever I see a movie like this. Actual adults put their time and money into this project. Bad humor. Bad writing. Bad acting. Great resources. For every $20,000 spent on a film like this, there is a unique indie film maker out there wishing he/she could catch a break.


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