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Fat Actress - The Complete First Season (2005)

Kirstie Alley , Fat Actress  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kirstie Alley
  • Directors: Fat Actress
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Showtime Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
  • Run Time: 230 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0008ENIWK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,339 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fat Actress - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

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Loosely based on Kirstie Alley's real life struggles, this unscripted reality /comedy hybrid follows a semi-fictional film and TV star, in an ongoing attempt to find work and love in the cruel environment of Hollywood. Kirstie comically contends with an unforgiving public and media in the wake of her struggles with weight.

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny lady, funny show. June 2, 2005
To start from the beginning, I picked up this DVD set at the store and looked at the cover as I was deciding if I should get it or not. As soon as I read the back of it I started laughing so hard everyone was looking at me. I knew I had to get it.

To state the obvious Kirstie Alley is one of the funniest ladies of television of all time. It does not really matter how much weight she gains, she is as beautiful as ever and funnier then ever.

As the title of the show suggests, it revolves around Kirstie being a fat actress in Hollywood. From the first episode, which starts with her getting on a scale and throwing herself on the floor screaming and sobbing, till the last one which ends with her saying "As god is my witness I'll never be fat again" this show is funny, funny, funny. She has taken her real life experiences and has created most honest, in-your-face comedy I've seen in a long time. Put in a mix all of her Hollywood friends as guests on a show and you've got one entertaining show. I did as one of the reviewers suggested and watched all 7 of them in one afternoon, it was that good. Writing is great; show unfolds very naturally as if you were watching real life. Hope Showtime will bring it back for next season.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirstie pulls it off June 19, 2005
When I first read that she was doing a show about being a "Fat Actress," I had some skepticism about just how funny a show could be about someone being fat and not getting work but it appears Kirstie has taken that premise and run with the joke. Upon viewing one episode I knew that I was in for a good ride so I bought the entire DVD (since I don't have Showtime). You can tell Kirstie is making, not only fun of Hollywood, but of herself and I have been laughing hysterically at all the episodes. She is not only great but her supporting cast is wonderful as well. And you can't forget the writing. In this day of throw away sitcoms, this one is one of the better shows out there now.

When Emmy time comes around, I hope she is on the nominee list. She deserves it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat & fab! April 26, 2005
By OckGal
Mention this show and you're bound to hear people complain about how it was done in such poor taste, how it's insulting to overweight people, how it portrays certain stereotypes incorrectly, etc.

Then ask people who have a Fat Actress-kind of sense of humour and they'll tell you this show is hella funny!

Me? I happen to be a fan of the show. Once you realize that the show is poking fun of how Hollywood tends to act, you'll understand that Kirstie isn't suggesting you smoke crack, become bulimic, take laxatives or eat a parasite to lose weight. She's not telling you to go out jogging in an attempt to "run into" a celebrity that could hook you up with your dream guy. What she IS doing is putting to light the crazy ideas that SOME people have. The ideas that any sane person knows better than to do.

Only some bits of the shows zany antics were taken from Kirstie's real life experiences. The rest is pure creativity in the works.

So if you have a crazy sense of humour and aren't offended by "what-not-to-do" situations, give the show a shot. And keep an eye open during episode three to see Kirstie's son, True.

Long live Kirstie and Fat Actress!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have the Time of you life laughing September 29, 2005
I just love this DVD.I hope this show is picked up again.I've never laughted so hard in my life.Kirstie Alley is the Lucy Ball of 2005.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS!! June 7, 2005
I absolutely LOVE this show! It is one of the most genius shows on cable! I love how it depicts being a fat actress in today's "stick figure" Hollywood, and how controversial, yet funny it is. (i.e. trying to put a decorative feather down her throat to throw up, having her crackhead brother try to convince her that crack is a great way to lose weight), or using her female persuasion to have "partial sex" with the President of NBC to get a $2 million development deal. This show will have you laughing your ass off!! You won't regret buying it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Show is So Funny! May 16, 2005
I think this is the most hilarious comedic original programming on Showtime in ages and this show is wonderful. Kirstie Alley may have put on a few pounds but she is just as funny as ever. This is the woman that we fell in love with on Cheers and Veronica's Closet and if anything this show proves that the comediennes and actors we love still have the same talent even when they get a little older or gain some weight.

The first season includes all 7 half hour episodes from the show's debut season. The show premiered to very high ratings earlier this year. The show includes cameos from a virtual who's who in Hollywood. Guest stars include Kid Rock, Carmen Electra, John Travolta, Leah Remini and more. One very special guest star is Mayim Bialik--yes Blossom from NBC's series Blossom. Bialik hasn't been seen on television in awhile and she really shows her acting chops as Kirstie's bitchy neighbor who beds one of her friends.

This show is so funny you really will sit down and possibly watch the entire season in one afternoon. The ratings for Fat Actress slipped a bit after the shows debut, but I hope that Showtime brings back the show for another season. The writing is excellent and the celebrity guest stars are great in their roles. The show seems so natural like you are watching real life unfold. The two DVD set is very well packaged and the price is very reasonable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I got it quickly andwatch it a lot
Hilarious...I got it quickly and watch it a lot.
Published 26 days ago by Ellie Ravinsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!!! Thanks so much.
Published 2 months ago by Linda
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not as funny as I thought it would be
Published 2 months ago by bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars creative and FUNNY!
I have repeatedly watched this series and laugh again every time...creative and FUNNY!
Published 2 months ago by Addie Teagardin
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SHOW !
This show was sooooo funny. I had to buy it. I have passed it around and everyone else thinks it is hysterical.
Published 4 months ago by Rhonda E. Conley
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
Vulgar and boring.
Published 5 months ago by virginia parisi Virginia M. parisi
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome comedy
This series was one of the best comedies Showtime had . Shame they didn't continue w it . The way they make fun of everybody in Hollywood is hilarious.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Why was this show cancelled?!?!?!
This show is HILARIOUS. I have no idea why this show was cancelled. I have watched this season multiple times on Netflix until it became unavailable, and finally I just had to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sarah Scott Price
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with this program; it's just that I was expecting it to be far funnier than it was. And at times it was indeed funny. Read more
Published 7 months ago by tennison151
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 Thumbs Up
It is a pretty good show! Kirstie Alley has done good in this mock reality show! Nice to see her reunite with many past stars.
Published 11 months ago by dvdreviewer
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