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16 Ratings


Directed by Anne Bancroft
United States, 1980


Dominick DiNapoli always had an eating problem. When his overweight cousin dies of a heart attack and he meets a beautiful girl named Lydia, his brother convinces him to go on a diet. He must choose between his love for the girl and for food.

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Fatso Directed by Anne Bancroft

Critics reviews

…Bancroft’s approach to the film as writer-director and co-star, fully supported by the remainder of her cast, is comic and tragic—creating a kind of uncertainty about immediate responses that Ebert is absolutely right to pinpoint (we neither laugh nor cry), but completely wrong to deem out of bounds… In short, I think it could be argued that Fatso failed commercially only because of the scope of its ambitions.
March 21, 2016
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