It was no Dumb & Dumber, or There's something about Mary, for that matter, but it was a great film nonetheless. First of all, I didn't find the movie all that insulting to fat people (I used to be a bit of a porker myself, and am now well on my way to reclaiming that title) ; rather, I thought it was quite touching and moralistic (is that a word?). There were only a handful of scenes that poked fun at fat people in a demeaning way, and all of these are on the commercials. The rest of the fat jokes were delivered mostly by Jason Alexander, the film's villain, if you want. Now, if a movie villain does cruel things, does that mean the movie is cruel? No, this just makes him a better villain. I found myself pondering my own shallow tendencies after watching this flick. The Farrelly brothers really got me thinking here, who'da thunk it? Now, about the cast: not as funny as I would've liked. Gwyneth Paltrow was great, as was Jason Alexander. Jack Black, although I loved his performances in high fidelity, Saving Silverman, and who wants to be a millionaire, was substandard here. I don't think he can carry a movie's lead role. I think Jason Alexander and Jack Black should have switched roles. Then, I would've given it a 9.
|8/10||newscott13@ - 400 reviews|
12.11.2001 - age: 26-35
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