Buy New
$4.95
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 7 left in stock.
Sold by DealsPro and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Fat Kid Rules the World has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$4.98
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Fat Kid Rules the World

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jan 22, 2013)
"Please retry"
1
$4.95
$2.45 $0.01
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$14.98
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Deal of the Day: "M*A*S*H: The Complete Series + Movie" on DD
Today only, save big on this M*A*S*H bundle, which includes all 11 seasons of the hit television show and the feature film. This offer ends at 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Learn more
$4.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 7 left in stock. Sold by DealsPro and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Fat Kid Rules the World
  • +
  • Fat Kid Rules the World
Total price: $12.68
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Marking Matthew Lillard s (Scooby Doo, Scream, SLC PUNK!) directorial debut, and based on the bestselling novel by the same title (by American author KL Going in 2003), FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is a story for everybody who has ever needed to find their inner rock star. Set against the backdrop of the Seattle music scene, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is a coming-of-age story about two dysfunctional teenagers searching for something more out of their completely hopeless existence. TROY BILLINGS is fat. His life sucks. He s about to end it all by jumping in front of a bus, when MARCUS MACRAE, a charismatic punk rock superstar, tackles him to the ground and changes his life forever.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary
  • Directors: Matthew Lillard
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Arc Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009V9N1RU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,658 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fat Kid Rules the World" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been recommending this novel to my students for about three years, and was delighted to find out that there was a movie version. I was even more delighted to discover that the movie is every bit as well-done as the book. The acting is thoroughly believable, the casting is perfect, and it follows the plot of the book almost exactly, with a few, well thought-out concessions to the film medium here and there.

My only complaint is that I can't show the film to anyone younger than 17. There is a VERY brief scene of a girl in a wet, semi-transparent shirt, and, ridiculously enough, this earned the film an "R" rating. There is no reason why this brief scene could not have been left on the cutting room floor, since it adds exactly nothing to the plot, but I guess the producers thought it would make them more money or something. Big mistake, because they effectively eliminated as customers the exact section of the population who would most enjoy this otherwise excellent film.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Full disclosure: Billy Campbell is a friend of ours, and we probably wouldn't have seen this little indie film had he not dragged us (admittedly, not kicking and screaming) to the opening at the Seattle Film Festival. But I'm very glad he did... it's a delight. It is at various points funny, smart, charming and touching, with surprisingly in-depth performances from the younger cast (and a wonderfully nuanced performance by Billy C as the father). It chronicles the initially depressing life of an overweight high school kid who is befriended (and essentially used) by a young ne'er-do-well, and recruited by same into a rock band even though he has no musical experience (so, of course, he drums). The film resists the temptation to provide a Hollywood-style formulaic story and a sappy, happy ending. However, the last scene gives us hope for the Fat Kid's future, and is sufficiently exuberant that it will leave you smiling, and probably feeling good about life in general.

I have never seen a movie get quite the reception that this one did at the Film festival: people were on their feet cheering at the end. Billy Campbell said that, in all his years in the business, he's never been prouder of a film than this one. That should tell you a lot.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Doesn't match the book exactly -- Curt becomes Marcus, Rage Tectonic becomes The Tectonics, the plant becomes a stuffed frog, New York - Seattle, Troy doesn't already know punk and Curt's band, a love interest is added, Troy's not so concerned about being laughed at, etc. but overall the film does a great job maintaining the spirit of the book and is really very good. The performances are super strong and at every turn I found myself impressed with the restrain of the filmmakers and performers - it never slips into a stock teen / commercial feel and always feels real and authentic. Really charming and well done!
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
truly a feel good film. even though it's about a suicidal fat kid, you'll be smiling throughout. likable but flawed characters, brilliant acting, solid directing. a coming-of-age love letter to the soul of punk music.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'll be honest, the first time I saw this movie was during a premier of it at my work (so I technically got paid to see it) but I loved it so much I bought it ecstatically when I found out it was being released on DVD. It was also filmed at a school I was also working at, so I have a lot of emotional ties to it. But my husband also loves it and he's all about the high quality action packed films so you can see how awesome this movie would have to be in order for that to happen. Thank you!!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Troy (Jacob Wysocki) is the school fat kid. He is not bullied, but is alone and isolated. Marcus (Matt O'Leary) is the cool kid who likes drugs and plays in a punk band. He has been expelled and is living in the street. After a brief run in with Troy they become friends as Marcus apparently uses Troy. Troy realizes this but uses Marcus as his contact to the outside world, as twisted as it may be. Troy's father is an ex-Marine (Billy Campbell) and neither one of them has come to terms with the death of the mother. Dad is torn between his natural Marine protective instincts and needing to let go as a trusting parent.

This film is classified as a comedy but is more of an indie light drama. The comedy aspect is sometimes obscure as when our fat kid imagines killing himself by stepping in front of a bus...a bus that has an ad on its side for "Fat-Away." Or when we see him reading the book "Lord of the Flies" a tale in which the fat kid is bullied to death.

The film is well acted. It is heart warming while not being drippy. It may not make you laugh, but it will make you smile. A great indie film. How it got into my local Redbox is a mystery.

Parental Guide: 1 f-bomb near the end. No sex, but people undressing for sex. Rear male nudity. See-through wet blouse. Masturbation scene. All these scenes were brief.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I have been wanting to see this movie since i heard about it about a year ago and it did not dissapoint the story is so good the acting is top notch Matthew Lillard very impressive directorial debut. do your self a favor watch this it needs more attention.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Fat Kid Rules the World
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Fat Kid Rules the World


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video