Feature Presentation…MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This week’s movie topic is all about Weight…Share on your blog movies featuring those who want to lose or need to gain extra pounds. Check out The Bumbles for more lists.
The first one that comes to mind is Shallow Hal (2001) and it’s one of the few Jack Black movies that I enjoyed all the way through (usually I’ve had enough about halfway into the movie, similar to how I feel about Will Farrell). After being hypnotized by Anthony Robbins (LOL) he sees only the inner beauty of women and falls in love with an overweight Gwyneth Paltrow. Surprisingly, a decent movie.
The second is What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). This family drama is driven by the matriarch being an obese woman who is afraid to leave the house. How this affects her four children is where this movie finds its center.
Number three is memorable only because of the false premise that the main character is fat. Yes, I’m talking about Bridget Jones (2001). If she hadn’t spent the whole movie harping about her weight I wouldn’t have thought twice about it. Maybe you have to be English to think she’s fat?
And that leads us to my fourth pick, Wall-E (2008), a movie that shows us a glimpse into the future of Americans if we continue to eat and spend our way to happiness.
My last choice is Invention of Lying (2009). In this one Jennifer Garner can’t seriously consider Ricky Gervais as a love interest because he is genetically undesirable. She mentioned this so many times that I wanted to reach through the screen and shake her.
Am I missing a good one?