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      Fat Pizza

      2003 1h 36m Comedy List
      Reviews 62% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings As Bobo Gigliotti (Johnny Boxer), an aging, virginal pizza chef, impatiently awaits the arrival of his Southeast Asian mail-order bride, his hapless employees turn to juvenile antics to propel themselves through the doldrums of wage slavery in Sydney. But, when the grand opening of rival pie-peddler Phat Pizza threatens to run Gigliotti's already dysfunctional restaurant into the ground, the desperate chef must struggle to prove he's the "big cheese." Read More Read Less

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      Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile In total bad taste, vulgar, irreverent, politically incorrect and very funny, Fat Pizza is an over-the-top, high-energy rocket ride of insanity. Apr 14, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member the tv show is bad enough but this film is terrible. bad taste aside this has no story and the acting is shocking. the show may have its fans but for a movie this pushes the boundaries of bad taste and it just doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member So after 2 weeks of shooting, I'm back to watching DVDs and meeting my quota of 5 DVDs a week. [b]The Woodsman[/b] :fresh: 7.5/10 Woodsman is part of a recent trend in movies to sympathise with a character that is generally hated by society. Downfall characterised Hitler as more than just a monstrous caricature while Monster and United States of Leland centred around murderers, whom you sympathsise with. You have to give Kevin Bacon much credit for taking on a role that could've potentially have been career suicide, after all, how do you make a character who is a child molestor human? This film is unique in that its the only film I can think of that portrays a pedophile as a person, rather than as a monster. The movie treads on thin ice throughout its length, alternating between moments of disgust and pathos, but overall it feels like an honest look at the struggles of a man with the most unnatural of desires. The ending seems a little abrupt though. [b]Life is Beautiful[/b] :fresh: 8/10 I've watched about half of this film before and never bothered to finish it, not because it wasn't good, but because I was busy at the time. At the time I had only seen the parts just before it gets really depressing, so I had no real idea how heartbreaking it would get later on. While the film is not an accurate portrayal of exactly what happened during the holocaust, and to its credit it never uses the title of "Based on a true story", its a brilliant allegory about perserverence, hope and optimism. The protagonist, Roberto's, optimism shines from the beginning to end, whether he be in a cosy Italian town or a drab concentration camp, and its infectious. ****SPOILER**** His death at the end is so shattering and blunt that it could make a grown man cry. ****END SPOILER**** All in all, I haven't felt this uplifted by a film since The Shawshank Redemption. [b]Fat Pizza[/b] :rotten: 3.5/10 In the tradition of Wog Boy, we get another crappy Aussie ethnic comedy. Fat Pizza is basically two or three jokes repeated ad nausem and plays like an extended episode. Just because you're being politically incorrect and deliberately trying to offend as many people as possible, doesn't mean you're making something humourous. I'm all for politically incorrect humour, in fact I follow the motto that "as long as its funny, its not racist," the trouble is there is no point or message to this humour, its politically incorrect for the sake of being so, and to make it worse its not even funny. No wonder the Australian film industry is in shambles. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Well its taken me 9 years but now that im a bona fide Swift & Shift Couriers addict im revisiting my, and their, Fat Pizza roots. Hilarious, over the top and fully sick. How can anybody not love em? Uber-Australian comedy references throughout however so for those of you living outside our island it may be more bemusement than amusement. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member It's great so funny. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Perfect mix of sketches mostly taken from the tv-series with the same name from Australia. It holds together good and all characters are hilarious. But you wont like it if you take your comedy too serious. This looooooooow from time to time, but in a good way :) I have been watching the series after i saw the movie, and the movie is more polished and selective. The series have too much filler and i actually prefer the movie, and its really all you need. Perfect movie warming up for a night of party with the gang. I could go on about the actaul content of the movie, but you really have to see it to believe it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and random. Not much else. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As Bobo Gigliotti (Johnny Boxer), an aging, virginal pizza chef, impatiently awaits the arrival of his Southeast Asian mail-order bride, his hapless employees turn to juvenile antics to propel themselves through the doldrums of wage slavery in Sydney. But, when the grand opening of rival pie-peddler Phat Pizza threatens to run Gigliotti's already dysfunctional restaurant into the ground, the desperate chef must struggle to prove he's the "big cheese."
      Director
      Paul Fenech
      Screenwriter
      Paul Fenech
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Runtime
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital