When Hollywood talks about “big”, it’s not high level

Cinema 13 January, 2017

We feel the will to do well, to denounce the treatment against obese people. But it is so awkward that it is missed.

It’s easier said than done, we agree. The subject is sensitive, the pitfalls to avoid many, easy criticism. Well, when you attack this kind of project, you know it, then you work accordingly to remain irreproachable. Now, these films give the unpleasant impression of having been made over the leg, just to make laughing handsome, sometimes to the detriment of the people supposed to be defended. The shot of the happy end to cover and excuse everything else is not always enough .
Pitch Perfect
First thing you do not cut: Amy sees himself recalculated directly by the Barden Bellas, the women’s music group of the university. Not even a chance, go hop, the big she clears! Then, to compensate for his physical, she is forced to act goofy way without stopping , to make people laugh and make friends. And last but not least , in the movie, it presents squarely in the sweet name of “Fat Amy” Amy fat what.
Love actually
A film where the theme is to be interested in all forms of possible love between human beings is beautiful. And it’s pretty well done. But where it stops, it’s about the Prime Minister played by Hugh Grant. The guy does not question the fact of going out with a woman much younger than him, nooooo, that’s normal , it is the basis, but rather on the width of her buttocks and her chubby side (compared to A skeleton, yes). That works on the contrary.
Professor Foldingue
So yes, the movie ends up in happy end with Sherman Klump who happens to be loved for what he is, without artifice, with his overweight. And fortunately, because the whole film is seen to give up love, saying simply that he does not deserve it. Wholesale reflex, what. And vicious circle for those who see it young and already lack confidence. When you see it in college, bah you and all the rest rather retain the casanova side of his slender alter ego Buddy Love than anything else.
The Colo des gourmands
Gerry Garner happens to be overweight and does not like his parents, who send him to a camp during his summer vacation. Baptized Camp of Hope, this one consists in regrouping children considered too big and to submit them to a program mixing sport and diet in order to lose weight. Obviously unable to control themselves, the kids are feints to order pizzas, sodas and other quality foods, while avenging Tony, the chief torturer . Finally, rid of Tony, the kids will make efforts under Pat, the new cool boss who insists more on fun than competition, blabla … What was the message actually? It’s confused. Must be fat or not? Is it cool or not?
Extra-large love
Hal only strikes women beautiful, that is to say thin in fact, it is a principle. It was even a recommendation from his father on his deathbed, so the son runs to make him proud of the afterlife. Well, I suppose. Until the day when Tony, a guru hypnotizes and makes him see that the inner beauty of women . And bim, he falls in love with Rosemary, though much bigger than he accepted before. Should it be lost, possessed, mad to get there? The question will have an answer when the spell is broken. Who also asked about these films?