Pretty Ugly People

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"Is losing the weight worth losing your friends?"
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 4.9  (2,188)

Pretty Ugly People is a comedy drama film directed by Tate Taylor and released in 2008. It follows the journey of former college friends who reunite after many years on a weight loss retreat. The movie stars Missi Pyle, Melissa McCarthy, and Larry Sullivan among others. Lucy (played by Missi Pyle) is a former beauty queen who is now overweight and struggling to make it in Hollywood. Her agent tells her she needs to lose weight to make it in the industry, so she decides to attend a weight loss retreat with her former college friends.

Rolly (played by Larry Sullivan) is a gay man who has always struggled with his weight. He's a successful lawyer but he's unhappy with his life and believes his weight is holding him back. He's also dealing with relationship issues and a past affair with one of the other attendees.

Crosby (played by Melissa McCarthy) is a frumpy woman who is suffering from self-esteem issues. She's a writer who's struggling to get her work published, and her low self-worth is causing problems in her relationship with her husband.

The three characters, along with a group of other attendees, arrive at the weight loss retreat with hopes of turning their lives around. However, they quickly learn that the retreat is not what they expected. They're forced to engage in intense physical activities, eat strange diets, and attend therapy sessions that dredge up painful memories.

As they work through these challenges, they also begin to confront their own personal demons. Lucy must come to terms with her past as a beauty queen and realize her value as a person. Rolly must learn to love himself regardless of his weight and embrace his sexual orientation. Crosby must learn to stand up for herself and believe in her abilities as a writer.

Throughout their journey, the characters form meaningful connections with one another and learn to support each other through the ups and downs. They also come to realize that true beauty comes from within, and that they're all worthy of love and happiness regardless of their physical appearance.

The film has a poignant message about the importance of self-love and acceptance, and the ways in which societal beauty standards can be damaging. It's also a funny and heartwarming portrayal of friendship, and the lengths we'll go to support those we care about.

Overall, Pretty Ugly People is a feel-good movie that's perfect for a night in with friends. It's sure to leave you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired to love yourself just the way you are.

Pretty Ugly People is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

Pretty Ugly People
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    1 hr 39 min
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    4.9  (2,188)