Fat Girl (2001)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 72

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AKA: À Ma Soeur!; For My Sister
Directed by: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Anais Reboux (Anais), Roxane Mesquida (Elena), Libero De Rienzo (Fernando), Arsinee Khanjian (Mother)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:56:49
Genres: Obesity, Siblings-Family, Rape-Women, Teen-Oriented, Voyeur

Plot – Spoilers:
Sisters Anais and Elena are vacationing in France with their parents. Anais is the younger fat one who is bullied by the older and petite Elena. The parents are cut off from the girls and caught up in their own mindless stuff and so the girls roam around the beach town, often bickering with each other. Elena is conscious of her figure and genuinely repulsed by excess food, especially when she sees it being stuffed down her little sister’s mouth.

Rejection at home and outside has helped Anais understand human nature well beyond her years and she often has opinions on Elena’s behaviour especially around men. There are however honest moments of bonding between the sisters and they feel a connection despite their glaring external differences.

One boring afternoon, the girls meet a young Italian law student Fernando at a cafe and he sets his sights on Elena’s virginity…

Fat Girl has extended scenes of pre-coital chatter and manipulation that are so well-acted and naturally portrayed, we almost feel like voyeurs peeping into a bedroom.

Random Thoughts on the Ending
Anais gets what she wanted – losing her virginity to an unknown man. Perhaps she refuses to accuse him of rape for this reason. It is also possible that she feels a bit of relief that he took down the two people in the world she had a hate-love equation with.

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Jim
Jim
August 22, 2019 11:33 am

The rest stop scene was completely unexpected.

babighoul664
babighoul664
August 8, 2020 8:31 am

this is a really good movie the rest stop scene was very surprising

Erica
Erica
August 23, 2020 2:41 am

What is that thing she keeps eating? A long white taffy?

Akevyah
Akevyah
September 19, 2020 3:18 pm

Movie was boring until the rest stop scene.

OJ
OJ
October 31, 2020 8:42 am

What a waste of time, awfully boring and slow except last 5 minutes. Total garbage

PH
PH
February 2, 2021 2:58 am

if you don’t want too ….. it’s no even ambiguous; it’s nothing . . . i.e. I discern no digestible statement/meaning.

emi
emi
February 5, 2021 11:06 pm

does anyone know the song they were singing in the beginning and then in the pool?

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
September 1, 2021 6:41 pm

BAM! Where in the hell did that come from?! I love ’em when they’re like that! Cool movie.

As always, thank you for all you do, EUM dudes…. and dudettes, I don’t know…

Kikitza
Kikitza
September 7, 2021 3:22 am

I’m speechless to find this gem here i watched when i was a kid, i’ve been looking for this everywhere for years!

Thank you Admin You’re amazing!

amphetaqueen
amphetaqueen
September 9, 2021 6:27 am

This was much better than anticipated! The rest stop scene was absolutely unexpected, even with the semi-spoilers in the comments mentioning as much. Talk about 0 to 100…

Nancy
Nancy
January 8, 2022 2:41 pm

The rest stop, I was already wondering but..wow. Also Fernando can go and die.

gen4ever
gen4ever
January 17, 2022 6:15 am

Very sad and relatable, I couldn’t help but to cry when Anaïs did. Shocking ending I loved it.

MantraBeeg
MantraBeeg
January 24, 2022 9:46 pm

Guys they made a movie about your mom lol

Bleu Azur
Bleu Azur
February 27, 2022 2:45 am

This one was strange. I enjoyed it, but not sure if I’d watch it again. Agree the rest stop scene was so left field – I almost wondered if was Anais’s weird fat girl fantasy coming true.

Alice
Alice
February 27, 2022 3:31 pm

I watched this on an autopilot, a bit absent-minded….and when it ended, I said to myself, “ok, the end, bye bye”… it’s the kind of movie that doesn’t leave any impression on the mind…but grateful for the experience to have watched it. *scratches head*

jack surf
jack surf
March 5, 2022 7:12 am

I did not know why this movie was in this web site it was a fairly normal movie nice young naked girl who fell victim to a fast talking dude …a crazy young sister ..just a typical French movie ..then the last 5 mins the young sister get fucked and enjoys it ..Mom and sister gets killed all fucked up the end is all fucked …I should have known its from France ..good movie to watch

Joey
Joey
June 15, 2022 3:01 pm

Surprised there’s no pearl-clutchers screaming about how they saw a teenagers tits for half a second

jale
jale
September 8, 2022 9:05 pm

simple story but a good one, 7/10.