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To Be Fat Like Me (2010)

Kaley Cuoco , Caroline Rhea , Douglas Barr  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kaley Cuoco, Caroline Rhea, Melissa Halstrom, Carlo Marks, Rachael Cairns
  • Directors: Douglas Barr
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00366BBTE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,783 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "To Be Fat Like Me" on IMDb

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Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) stars in the Lifetime Original Movie TO BE FAT LIKE ME, the story of an attractive high school junior who experiences firsthand the prejudice and heartbreak overweight teens face when she goes from in shape to obese overnight. A popular student athlete, Aly (Cuoco) always planned on getting into college by landing a softball scholarship. But when a sports injury leaves her sidelined, Aly decides to enter a documentary film contest in hopes of winning the prize money to pay for college. Armed with a fat suit and a hidden camera, Aly enrolls at a rival high school, and attempts to prove that personality can outshine physical appearance. But her confidence is quickly shattered when she is teased, mocked and harrassed--a harrowing experience that forces her to recognize how intolerant she has been of her own family s weight issues.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes, the truth is not pretty! October 27, 2010
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To Be Fat Like Me is based on a true story about a student who enrolls in a high school "undercover" with an agenda. She believes that overweight people use obesity as an excuse for failure. Her journalism project is to enter that school in a very convincing fat suit, and prove that her own personality and drive will bring her the popularity and success that she is accustomed to as her thin, sports-playing self.

Of course, reality takes her down a peg or two when she realizes that the other students not only deprive her of that chance for popularity and success, but are overtly hostile and insulting.

On the surface, this plot seems too obvious and simple. However, the tale is told with great skill and just enough subtelty to make the suffering hit home in a very real way.

To Be Fat Like Me is a DVD that belongs in every school and public library. This is a story that needs to be told.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars tactful approach to adolescent obesity July 22, 2010
By Kim
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This movie is very enjoyable and handles the topic of adolescent obesity and eating disorders very tactfully. Could be shown in high school health classes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling story of prejudice and weight September 20, 2010
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A fine DVD from TV's 'Lifetime' channel offers teens and adults extraordinary insights and personal perspectives, and is a recommended pick for any lending library. TO BE FAT LIKE ME tells the story of a high school junior who experiences firsthand the prejudice directed at overweight teens when she changes in shape from slim to obese, overnight. Her insights make for a compelling story of prejudice and weight.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't dare to be different. January 16, 2013
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Although this film is a tough watch, it's pretty honest about how some people are treated very differently when presented in a less than perfect package. We all are unique and one of a kind, but sometimes our differences become stumbling blocks when we meet less than tolerant people. Some of the best people in the world are oftentimes overlooked, shunned, or mistreated because of how they look. Nobody makes the rules so to speak, but peers usually dictate what is accepted or popular at any given time. Many times I have wondered how different the world would be if we were viewed from the inside out. Our differences make us unique, not less than what we should be.
While this film is not too easy to watch at times, it should be viewed by students in this day and time of bullying and separation. Certainly a good study on what might be if we take the time to see that differences can influence our relationships in a great way if we let them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars :-) February 4, 2013
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Terrific movie about an experiment that works in more ways than one. A gorgeous girl who always has things going her way loses an athletic scholarship to college when she gets injures-and that was the only way she could pay. To earn the money, she enters a contest where she disguises herself as a fat girl and goes undercover at another school. She soon learns how cruel people can be to severely obese people-especially in high school. Fans of The Big Bang Theory will love seeing Kaley Cuoco (Penny) in this. Limited amount of DVD extras.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and eye opening movie December 25, 2012
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This movie teaches you not to judge anybody by its cover, which alot of people and even myself i do. Its not always about how you look outside but how indredible a person can be in the inside.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The skinny eye opener!!! March 14, 2014
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Good show, kinda sad. I think if more people did the exspearment it would help cut down on bullying. I myself have never been overweight but many people in my family are. Ive never made fun of them because to me its not funny at all because I worry about their health n self esteem. And when I was in school I felt so bad for overweight kids. I didn't see them get picked on a lot but just wondering how they felt about themselves. All I can say is im sure if youve never been overweight we probably cant relate but we can help by supporting them in being the petson that they want to be. And to any bulleys out there...SHAME on u!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Like Me Review June 5, 2014
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I loved this movie. I think it makes you think about being so judgmental about people you do not know.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrived within the estimated time frame. The DVD disc ...
Arrived within the estimated time frame. The DVD disc was loose in box, but I can not see any scratches on it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mishelly
5.0 out of 5 stars To Be Fat Like Me
I could totally relate to this lifetime movie. I used to be really overweight. I used to be 280 pounds in the year 2009, but I got down to 150 pounds. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sarah Courtney Rose
3.0 out of 5 stars Penny from Big Bang Theory
This is a movie about a thin, popular girl who is genuinely nice. She does a project to win a scholarship to college about how society treats overweight people. Read more
Published 8 months ago by MzzA
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the family
If it's said that the movie makes fun of fat people, that is not true. It's trying to make others more understanding. Read more
Published 11 months ago by NC. movie man
4.0 out of 5 stars To be Fat Like Me
It is a cute movie which I viewed on Lifetime movie channel when it was on and liked the story and I bought it.. Like Kaley Cuoco.. She plays a good part..
Published 12 months ago by ozzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Popular Girl Gets A Dose of Her Own Prejudice Medicine
Aly Schmidt is the stereotypical pretty, popular, and snooty blonde athlete who is used to being treated, well, like royalty because of her good looks. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mercedes J. Barron
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
this movie is great everybody should watch it I watched it with my family its good movie for family also luv the actors n actresses
Published 18 months ago by ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the movie
I watched this movie three times. It was very interesting and like a documentary. It was educational and entertaining. I learned a lot from watching this.
Published 20 months ago by Texas Cowgirl
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