• Lbs. (2010)


Release Date: March 26th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Neil (Carmine Famiglietti) is a compulsive eater. His Brooklyn-based family desperately tries to get him to commit to losing weight, but, although Neil does embrace a few diets, he quickly abandons them for his junk-food fix. After he has a heart attack, he knows that he has no choice but to become healthy. With his friend Sacco (Michael Aronov), a drug addict, Neil leaves the city to live in a trailer in the wilderness. Isolated, the two addicts learn to discipline themselves.

Cast: Carmine Famiglietti, Michael Aronov, Miriam Shor, Sharon Angela, Susan Varon, Fil Formicola, Lou Martini Jr., Patrick Michael Buckley

Director: Matthew Bonifacio

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Rise, Friendship, Sister, Sacrifice, 2000s, Family, Mother, Offbeat, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    A working-class hero of a film. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The actor's compelling self-exposure, physically and emotionally, draws us into such a degree that we genuinely come to care about his well-being. show more

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The movie Bonifacio and Famiglietti have made is much better as a bittersweet family portrait. But those in search of a mirror for their own weight issues will find a deluxe one here. show more

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