This movie is fluffy and fun but seems a bit confused about what it is about. What saves it is the actors who are entertaining. It makes it worth watching if you have some free time and you have nothing more important to see or do. So a woman falls in love and is shot down. Seeing that she is a bit of a pain in the ass this is not surprising in it’s self. But after she starts to find out (through investigation no less; creepy) that he likes woman with some meat on them she goes gusto eating. Then the movie goes off course. I’m not going to go in to all the reasons why (and there are quite a few of them) for those who want to watch the movie. The movie missed its mark completely with the one scene when the photographer asks his potential girlfriend to eat 20 steaks in one sitting just so she can earn his permission to date him. Perhaps it was intended to be the climax of this farce but I couldn’t get past how it seemed cruel and God awfully denigrating.
What drew me to this film is the topic of modeling and fashion. From the beginning, I did enjoy the caloric intake of breakfast for a typical model. However, when I heard she was eating 600 calories per day, I was very surprised. Normally, a model would intake 1000-1500 calories per day depending on her metabolism and she would use her daily meals intake differently each time in order for her body not to reach stabilization or a plateau. The movie tries to talk about being true to yourself, no matter your size and you’ll be happy. Ok. It’s doesn’t quite sell that point well. If you want something that has a plot that makes sense then this is not for you. However, if you don’t mind a movie that is a ball of silliness then by all means take a look.
The characters were very flat, not much depth to them to make me care, especially the photographer. Now that I think of it, he had very little screen time when you factor in how important he is to the model character. And how are we supposed to believe that a stuck-up skinny model suddenly gets an attitude adjustment just because she gains some weight? There was very little transition time for this, and I didn’t buy it at all. All the characters could benefit from more background material, which there’s a lot of potential for. It teaches you to love yourself and it doesn’t matter if you’re “plump” because you can still find love. Some parts were confusing and don’t make sense, but the storyline is good.