• Dumplin' (2018)


Release Date: December 7th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom's pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Luke Benward, Harold Perrineau, Dan Finnerty

Director: Anne Fletcher

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Echo Films, COTA Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Caryn JamesThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Anne Fletcher has made better rom-coms, like The Proposal, but they had better scripts. Written by producer Kristin Hahn, Dumplin’ clings timidly to its YA roots, which are firmly on the unsophisticated side of the spectrum. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo KangSlate

    A movie so lifeless you’d have more fun guessing the Netflix niche group that the production is supposed to satisfy. show more

  • 50
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Director Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal,” “Step Up”) aims for the tear ducts, directing for maximum anguish, righteousness and/or schmaltz, and much of the Dumplin’ message arrives with postage due. show more

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