DVD Review: The Fat Boy Chronicles

by | Jan 27, 2012 | KUWTR

GENRE: Family, Inspirational
CAST: Ron Lester (Not Another Teen Movie, Varsity Blues, “Freaks & Geeks”), Cole Carson (Hot Tub Time Machine), Kelly Lynn Washington (“Parks and Recreation,” Mandie and The Forgotten Christmas), Christopher Rivera (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
DIRECTOR: Jason Winn
PRODUCER: Jackson Giles, Savvy Lorestani, J. Todd Smith
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story, The Fat Boy Chronicles follows Jimmy Winterpock, the subject of brutal high school bullying. Jimmy overcomes the torment by finding the strength to focus on his goal to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. Based on the acclaimed novel by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, the film has been heralded by critics for bringing real world issues that affect teenagers to an audience looking for answers. Dr. John Barge, Superintendent of Schools – State of Georgia declares it “a must see for every parent and educator.” 

WOW!! What a powerful story! This really is a must see for pre-teens and teens that might not have the “advantages” that others feel are important! This movie could inspire them in their own lives to overcome their own issues and look past others bullying tactics. The bullying that takes place in this movie is heartbreaking but where Jimmy ends up is inspiring! My brother watched the movie and also said that he thought it was outstanding!! We give this movie two thumbs up for moving and inspirational! 

Disclosure: I received this DVD  for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


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