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Disfigured


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  • Actors: Laurie O'Brien, Ryan C. Benson, Staci Lawrence, Elizabeth Sampson, Cheyenne Wilbur
  • Directors: Glenn Gers
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Cinema Libre
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001A5070W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,010 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Disfigured" on IMDb

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DISFIGURED (DVD)DRAMA

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This movie really tells it like it is.
Lars Lindberg
Eventually Lydia and Darcy become closer with each woman sincerely trying their best to help the other with weight and body image issues.
Matthew G. Sherwin
For me, one of the most important aspects of this film was the unapologetic love scene between two of the plus-sized characters/actors.
wyldwoman

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By W. Sue on August 24, 2008
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The actors were real. The story is real. The film-makers tie together two seemingly opposite women's struggles and show very clearly how it is all the same thing, at the end of the day: fat, anorexic, "normal" (whatever that means), no matter where a woman falls on the continuum, the body dissatisfaction is the same, and it's all-pervasive and all-encompassing. I would not go so far as to call the actors' performances brilliant; they are amateurs, in my opinion, and their performances are less than polished. But they're just amateur, they aren't painful to watch, and the film comes together nicely despite the seeming inexperience of the cast, and tells an important story which I think should be required material at all high schools and universities. I'd say elementary schools, but there is a sex scene that's pretty visual...speaking of which, as a woman whose body looks a lot like the actress who starred in the scene, I want to say that I am happy that they showed the actual scene and didn't cut to a more acceptable view of a fat woman, meaning, as covered up as possible. I am not a big fan of sex scenes, as they go, because I would really prefer to keep my sex private and vice versa, but if I have to see skinny people's nakedness in the average PG-13 movie that I see in the theaters these days, then for once I am glad to have seen some fat people over-share in that department, too. You know, equal-opportunity inappropriateness. But aside from that, anyhow, I think this was a great film.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By city lady on August 3, 2008
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I wish there were more movies like this: interesting, engaging, sensitive, well written, well acted and about every day life. No explosions, no special effects, just real people and real life, with an emotional impact and characters we care about. The main theme, body image and relationships, is a timely one.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Corral on August 16, 2008
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This was one amazing film, and one everyone should see - fit, fat or in-between. It brings up a lot of interesting subjects and surprised me in that early on it becomes clear this is not a movie about making overweight women feel proud of themselves. It also doesn't really answer any questions - what it does is make you think: about how you view yourself and how you view other people, and this includes the overweight as well as the underweight. And still it was about so much more. I had the pleasure of meeting cast and crew at Cinequest in San Jose and this was one of my favorite films of the festival.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nur Alima on March 6, 2009
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I would have given this movie 3 stars if I hadn't waited 10 days to write this review. The fact that I haven't been able to get it out of my head and now desire to watch it again tells me that it is better than I initially perceived. I am a recovering anorexic, so it is obvious why I bought this movie. It is thought provoking and I believe very artistically made. I think it would make an awesome play on stage.

The reason I give it four stars instead of five is that I think the film unpolished and the acting isn't as rich as I would've liked and there was a sex scene that was much more explicit than necessary. That being said, this is an independant film (which I love) and I thought it accomplished the purpose that was intended. I especially liked how it incorporated the background into making the whole "feel" of the characters' personalities come forth--the reflection of the anorexic's darkness, the black, white and grey, the angular and pointed edges, the lack of any color, spark, or even joy at all in her life. In contrast, the overweight woman had bright color and objects surrounding her that represented her actually "living" and experiencing all that life has to offer. She had sexuality and embraced it (although made all the wrong choices expressing it)---there was a lot this movie expressed visually along with the character development. One thing I must say is although they say the anorexic is recovering, she didn't express any recovery signs that I could see.

This film spoke a lot about the issues facing women of all sizes. I don't know much about being overweight, but I do know what it is like to be a woman in this weight-obsessed world--and like the anorexic in the movie, I always "feel" awfully fat.
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Disfigured is a powerful drama about women and men who struggle with weight issues. Weight is an issue for so many of us. There is phenomenal pressure especially on women to stay thin; and of course there are the medical problems that can come with being overweight. In addition, there are medical problems and other issues that are associated with anorexia. Disfigured does a splendid job of showcasing the lives, the everyday struggles, and the emotional roller coaster ride people can go on when they try to come to terms with body image issues, weight, self-esteem, self-acceptance, anger, fear and so much more. The acting is terrific despite the fact that these are not very well known actors; they certainly had me convinced they were real people and not just actors! The plot moves along at a very good pace and I was never once bored. The cinematography is also excellent.

When the action starts, we quickly meet the overweight members of a fat acceptance self-help group; they want to change societal attitudes so that there will be less prejudice against overweight people. One afternoon an anorexic woman, Darcy (Staci Lawrence) comes; she truly thinks she is overweight and she wants to join the group. She is quickly voted out except by one member, Lydia (Deidra Edwards) who thinks maybe Darcy should be allowed to join the group.

Although she was voted out of the group, Darcy wants to help Lydia advertise her new fat acceptance walking group. Lydia is taken by surprise; she's not sure what to make of Darcy. However, Darcy is very eager to make a friend; and the good natured Lydia makes friends with Darcy. It isn't too long after the walking group starts that Lydia meets Bob (Ryan C.
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