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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 November 2010 (USA)
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Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make ... See full summary »

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Jason Winn

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Michael Buchanan (screenplay), Diane Lang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Christopher Rivera ... Jimmy Winterpock
Kelly Washington ... Sable Moore
Chris Bert ... Paul Grove
Cole Carson ... Robb Thuman
Ron Lester ... Dr. Jeffords
Jacob Boyd Jacob Boyd ... Allen Zuckerman
Alli Sleek Alli Sleek ... Jessica Winterpock
Benjamin Taylor Davis ... Nate Hammer (as Benjamin Davis)
Erin Áine ... Whitney Elliot (as Erin Smith)
Bill Murphey Bill Murphey ... Greg Winterpock
Sylvia Castro Galan Sylvia Castro Galan ... Marianne Winterpock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Boykin ... Nurse
Madeline Brumby ... Student
Michael Buchanan Michael Buchanan ... Mr. Larson
Steve Conner Steve Conner ... Mr. Johnson
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Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals; to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. Written by Michael Buchanan and Diane Lang

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Not Rated

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21 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Newnan, Georgia, USA

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Writer Michael Buchanan is also a high school math teacher. The actress who plays Sable, Kelly Washington, attended the same school. See more »

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Preacher: Giving up is easy... Getting back up is hard.
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488th Review: Good and not too preachy
11 February 2012 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

TFBC is a good movie about being the outsider that avoids, while having a positive and even inspiring message, condescending or patronizing its audience. It is certainly one of the better teenage drama movies out there.

It tackles a number of difficult issues with alacrity - it doesn't avoid the locker culture, but it doesn't push everything into the realms of fantasy either. It scores major points for being focused on the teens and succeeds in being their worldview that's shown rather than an adult's conception of it.

All in all, there are some excellent performances backed up with a strong script and while this is the sort of film that social studies classes might want to watch, it's also a really nice movie in itself and deserves to be enjoyed by a wide audience.


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