Phat Girlz is a movie about a plus size woman(Jazmin Biltmore) who finds herself in a romance with a Nigerian doctor. This story surrounds a plus size soon to be fashion designer who seems to always be in competition with her skinny cousin. As a stroke of luck Jazmin wins a spa vacation to Palm Springs for the weekend with her best friend(Stacy). When she and her friend arrive they are faced with many difficulties surrounding their weight. When they first arrive at the spa, they feel very uncomfortable because the robes there do not fit them. The try to get massage and find that they are too big for the massage table, feeling embarrassed and unwelcome the two friends consider leaving.
They eventually meet up with Jazmin's cousin(Mia) who is by the pool admiring a Nigerian doctor(Tunde). The Nigerian doctor becomes smitten by Jazmin and begins to court her(much to Mia's disapproval). Stacy is also hit on by Tunde's friend who eventually courts her and they start a steamy romance of their own. As the movie progresses the relationship between Jazmin and Tunde becomes a bit more complicated. Tunde explains to Jazmin that her size is considered extremely beautiful and attractive.
As the movie progresses she would become more and more confident in herself and began to change. After a impromptu buffet visit Jazmin finds Tunde conversing with a skinny blond woman and accuses him of cheating. He soon explains that she is a business partner and is trying to help him come up with a new diet pill. Embarrassed at her actions she returns home with her friends to a life of mediocrity and loneliness. Though she is alone and missing Tunde her fashion line takes off by the help of three plus sized models who admire her apparel. Eventually her clothing store takes off and she has a nationwide chain of plus size wear for women. She then travels to Nigeria and runs into Tunde, who explains that she is his one true love.
The movie focused around turning an insecurity into confidence and having the boldness to chase your dreams. The movie grossed more than its budget within the first week. The movie went on to gross over seven million dollars, but received mixed reviews from most critiques for having an "Hollywood ending".