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      Angus

      PG-13 1995 1 hr. 29 min. Comedy Drama List
      67% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Shy, obese teen Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert) lives with his 18-wheeler-driving mom (Kathy Bates) and oddball grandfather (George C. Scott). Having loved popular girl Melissa (Ariana Richards) for nearly as long as he's been getting tormented by her jock boyfriend, Rick (James Van Der Beek), he hatches a plan to win her heart. With the help of his cocky nerd pal, Troy (Chris Owen), and a supportive teacher (Rita Moreno), Angus makes a bid to turn the tables on his rival. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 27 Buy Now

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      Kurtis E If I didn't have nostalgia for this childhood favorite, I'm not sure it's worthy of five stars. But I recently rewatched this for the first time since I was probably 13 (34 now) and it still gives me the same feelings I had when I was an awkward teenager. The main cast is terrific. Charlie Talbert as fat but resilient Angus Bethune, James Van Der Beek in his first film role as your typical cartoonish jock Rick Sanford, Chris Owen as the comedic foil sidekick Troy, and Ariana Richards as the beautiful love interest Melissa. They all have amazing chemistry together, but there needs to be a special shoutout to Kathy Bates and George C. Scott as Angus' mother and grandfather. They both steal the show in every scene they are in, in particular one heartwarming scene they share together. It's formulaic as hell including a speech in front of the whole student body at the film's climax about what it means to be "normal", but the comedy is both heartfelt and genuine despite some outdated behaviors from sidekick Troy in this 30 year old film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Joshua W This is one of my favorite movies and I feel like it doesn't receive enough credit for the work of art that it is. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/22/23 Full Review chris c My favorite movie for kids to watch, nobodies normal and don't care what other people think Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member As the first football movie I remember seeing before Rudy came along, this movie is a non-cliche way kind of spoke to me. I was always the "fat, socially awkward" kid at school, I was easily able to get behind Angus. I wasn't a fan of his best bud Troy, but I guess he served his purpose. The 1 part I would stand up & applaud about is when he told off James Vander Beek. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A film you can learn a lot from. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A Story You Can Learn A lot From Showing That Were All Diffrent and that no one is normal. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Godfrey Cheshire Variety A genially engaging surprise. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Nick Bradshaw Time Out Basic, yes, but for a teen message movie, this is surprisingly fun, and so sweetly good-natured it feels churlish to sneer. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times An easygoing if predictable alternative to more gimmicky teen-age fare. May 20, 2003 Full Review Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Angus has a gentle message of tolerance and understanding. Our heart goes out to him, even if it is manipulated in the most obvious ways. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 1, 2022 Full Review David Parkinson Radio Times Funny, touching and hugely reassuring. Rated: 3/5 Jul 15, 2020 Full Review Steve Persall Tampa Bay Times For all its good intentions, Angus soon becomes tiring, with dingy photography, pedestrian pacing and a central character too lumpish and withdrawn to connect with an audience. Rated: D Jul 15, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Shy, obese teen Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert) lives with his 18-wheeler-driving mom (Kathy Bates) and oddball grandfather (George C. Scott). Having loved popular girl Melissa (Ariana Richards) for nearly as long as he's been getting tormented by her jock boyfriend, Rick (James Van Der Beek), he hatches a plan to win her heart. With the help of his cocky nerd pal, Troy (Chris Owen), and a supportive teacher (Rita Moreno), Angus makes a bid to turn the tables on his rival.
      Director
      Patrick Read Johnson
      Executive Producer
      Robert Cavallo, Susan B. Landau, Gary Levinsohn
      Screenwriter
      Jill Gordon
      Production Co
      Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft (TMG), New Line Cinema, Television Française, Télévision Française 1 (TF1), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Turner Pictures (I), Atlas Entertainment, Quality Entertainment, Syalis DA
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 1, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.8M
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