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      Fatso

      PG Released Feb 1, 1980 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      29% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Dominick DiNapoli (Dom DeLuise) is a man who loves food and is overweight as a result. After an obese cousin dies due to health problems, Dominick's sister, Antoinette (Anne Bancroft), sets out on a mission to help him lose weight. Although he has a hard time trying to slim down, Dominick finds inspiration when he meets and falls for shop owner Lydia (Candice Azzara). Can he get up the courage to ask her out, or will he go back to the comfort of overeating? Read More Read Less

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      allenchia4 Extremely underrated comedy proving Dom DeLuise can really act. "Get the honey junior!" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/21/23 Full Review tony M To all the people who don't like this movie- watch it again with an Italian friend 👍🤣🤣🤣 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The funniest movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member 1980: After the death of a cousin at 39, a man is urged to lose weight and get healthy. He tries halfheartedly, with some highs and lows. Meanwhile, he meets a shop owner down the street, and their is attraction both ways. He isn't successful when the weight loss, but ultimately finds his happiness with his love. OK movie. Dom DeLuise is good in the lead role, and there is chemistry between him and Candice Azzara. Anne Bancroft co-stars as Don's sister, who urges him to get healthy. Unfortunately, the film's excesses veer uncomfortably between humor, angst, and farce. Slight misfire. Stars: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Candice Azzara, and Ron Carey. Directed by Anne Bancroft (her only directing credit). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review thomas b Fatspoloitation at its cheapest. A few funny moments with Dom DeLuise conversing fattalk in his apartment, but the budget almost looks like it was shot-on-video, to a point where it feels more avant-garde instead of a actual movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic film that any self respecting Italian American should treasure. Not a week has gone by in the past 30 years that I haven’t quoted this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/06/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Not particularly funny material to begin with. But Bancroft's approach to it is so ambiguous we're thoroughly confused. Rated: 1/4 May 1, 2018 Full Review Michael Blowen Boston Globe By the time Dom DeLuise slobbers his way through countless chocolate bars and $40 worth of chinese food, you're ready to go on a movie fast, as well as a food fast. Apr 28, 2018 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an intriguing setup thats employed to periodically engaging yet mostly middling effect... Rated: 2/4 Apr 8, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A crushing disappointment. Rated: 1.5/4 Jul 6, 2019 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com The name is insulting enough, but it does feature Dom DeLuise. Anne Bancroft directs. Rated: 1/5 Oct 23, 2008 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures Fatsoes unite and check this film out. It will help you remember that you're not alone in your fight. Rated: 3/5 Jul 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Dominick DiNapoli (Dom DeLuise) is a man who loves food and is overweight as a result. After an obese cousin dies due to health problems, Dominick's sister, Antoinette (Anne Bancroft), sets out on a mission to help him lose weight. Although he has a hard time trying to slim down, Dominick finds inspiration when he meets and falls for shop owner Lydia (Candice Azzara). Can he get up the courage to ask her out, or will he go back to the comfort of overeating?
      Director
      Anne Bancroft
      Screenwriter
      Anne Bancroft
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Brooksfilms
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 1, 1980, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2020