Fat Girl (2001)
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)
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.
The rest stop scene was completely unexpected.
this is a really good movie the rest stop scene was very surprising
What is that thing she keeps eating? A long white taffy?
Movie was boring until the rest stop scene.
What a waste of time, awfully boring and slow except last 5 minutes. Total garbage
if you don’t want too ….. it’s no even ambiguous; it’s nothing . . . i.e. I discern no digestible statement/meaning.
does anyone know the song they were singing in the beginning and then in the pool?
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…
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!
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…
The rest stop, I was already wondering but..wow. Also Fernando can go and die.
Very sad and relatable, I couldn’t help but to cry when Anaïs did. Shocking ending I loved it.
Guys they made a movie about your mom lol
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.
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*
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
Surprised there’s no pearl-clutchers screaming about how they saw a teenagers tits for half a second
simple story but a good one, 7/10.
She is fat and ugly and autistic can’t masturbate sorry
yes pretty amazing.
I love French Cinema. they always try to cover up filth as art …. but hey that’s why we came to this site right? ha ha