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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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
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
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 »
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 »
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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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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