FAT GIRL

Heaping Scorn on Men

Content -4
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Language        
Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: October 21, 2001

Starring: Anais Reboux, Roxane Mesquida,
Lbero De Rienzo, Arsinée
Khanjian, Romain Goupil, &
Laura Betti

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: NR

Runtime: 83 minutes

Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

Director: Catherine Breillat

Executive Producer:

Producer: Jean-Francois Lepetit

Writer: Catherine Breillat

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Content:

(FeFeFe, PaPaPa, LL, VVV, SSS, NNN, A, D, MMM) Strong feminist worldview attacking the male species with a strong pagan slant; 15 obscenities & no profanities; extreme violence includes killer smashes window, bashes one person’s head, strangles a second person to death, & rapes another person, plus images of corpses; pedophilia, implied fornication, implied sodomy, depicted oral sex, depicted rape, third-year law student lies nude on top of 15-year-old girl, & much frank talk about sex, with an older man telling his 15-year-old lover that men cannot control their sexual drives; full female nudity, obscured male nudity & scenes with upper female nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, plenty of miscellaneous immorality such as children rebel against parents, third year law student sneaks into 15-year-old girl’s bedroom she shares with younger sister, sibling rivalry, and ineffective, bad parenting.


Summary:

In the French movie FAT GIRL, tragedy strikes two teenage sisters, an overweight girl and her older, 15-year-old, promiscuous sibling. The feminist, pagan worldview of this movie is abhorrent, as is the movie’s lewd sex acts and graphic nudity.


Review:

In the French movie FAT GIRL, a 15-year-old girl, Elena, has an affair with a third-year law student from Italy, Fernando, while her family is on holiday. She sneaks the man into her bedroom for sexual liaisons while her younger sister, Anaïs, an overweight girl who compulsively overeats out of boredom and depression, lies awake in her bed. The two sisters have a love-hate relationship because Elena is pretty and tries to boss Anaïs, yet Anaïs at times seems to get a vicarious thrill sharing the secrets of Elena’s affairs and loose morals. Tragedy and fate intercede, as often happens in French dramas like FAT GIRL.
The pagan worldview of FAT GIRL sympathizes with the plight of its young female leads. Fernando clearly takes advantage of Elena, but Elena herself seems ready to mistake sex and lust for love. Although there is not much talk of fate, the tragedy that befalls these characters seems to be in line with the French cinematic tradition of fateful tragedies. The male species seems to be the focus of the director’s attack, but this is an abhorrent feminist worldview, as is this movie’s lewd sex acts and graphic nudity.


In Brief:

In the French movie FAT GIRL, a 15-year-old girl, Elena, has an affair with a third-year law student from Italy, Fernando, while her family is on holiday. She sneaks the man into her bedroom for sexual liaisons while her younger sister, Anaïs, an overweight girl who compulsively overeats out of boredom and depression, lies awake in her bed. The two sisters have a love-hate relationship because Elena is pretty and tries to boss Anaïs, yet Anaïs at times seems to get a vicarious thrill sharing the secrets of Elena’s affairs and loose morals. Tragedy and fate intercedes, as often happens in French dramas like FAT GIRL.
The feminist, pagan worldview of FAT GIRL sympathizes with the plight of its young female leads. Fernando clearly takes advantage of Elena, but Elena herself seems ready to mistake sex and lust for love. Although there is not much talk of fate, the tragedy that befalls these characters seems to be in line with the French cinematic tradition of fateful tragedies. The male species seems to be the focus of the director’s attack, but this is an abhorrent worldview, as is this movie’s lewd sex acts and graphic nudity.