Phat Girlz Synopsis
Two plus-sized women struggle to find love and acceptance amid a world obsessed with thinness.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a disarming and, in its own way, delightful vehicle for its star and executive producer, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Who...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Clumsily directed yet entertainingly written by Oakland native Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is like "Rocky" with cellulite. Or maybe "Pretty...
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63

New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
The plus-size personality of comic actress Mo'Nique fills the screen in Phat Girlz, a sweet, if thinly plotted tale.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
If it weren't for Mo'Nique's fresh, appealing screen presence, Phat Girlz would fall flat.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The writing is rudimentary and the direction often awkward, but Mo'Nique would confound a veteran director.
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30

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Lackluster dialogue, ludicrously unbelievable storyline, and the fact that the entire film looks and sounds like it was shot on a camcorder...
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Even Mo'Nique's outsize presence isn't enough to make ancient gags about stuck-up popular girls or about voluptuous vultures clearing a...
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25

New York Post

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The film is amateurishly directed and sluggishly paced with an anorexic plot. Even the photography, sound and costumes are substandard.
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25

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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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A dish of empty calories.
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content and language, including some crude sexual references
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Uneven Mo'Nique vehicle; not for kids.
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