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Pretty Ugly People (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 2008 (USA)
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Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.

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Tate Taylor

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Tate Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Missi Pyle ... Lucy
Melissa McCarthy ... Becky
Larry Sullivan ... Austin
Phill Lewis ... Raye
Josh Hopkins ... George
Jack Noseworthy ... Trevor
Octavia Spencer ... Mary
Philip Littell Philip Littell ... Richard
William Sanderson ... Sam
Allison Janney ... Suzanne
Stacy Yutuc Stacy Yutuc ... Flirty Flight Attendant
Allison Mackie ... Bitter Flight Attendant
Amy Landers ... Puffy Paint Flight Attendant
Drew Matthews ... Boy
Sean Daly Sean Daly ... Park Ranger
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Storyline

Former college chums gather for what they think is their fat friend's dying last days, but they instead find her celebrating the last few days before reaching her target weight loss at a mountain lodge with a subsequent hiking trip planned for them all. Though it's the woman's long-held dream journey that she wanted to take with her best friends, the others, largely, can't get over the feeling of being duped, with everyone's emotional baggage breaking out awkwardly all along their forced and uncomfortable three-day hike back to civilization. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is losing the weight worth losing your friends?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csúnyán szép az élet See more »

Filming Locations:

Holland Lake, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,522, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$6,537

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,537
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bear that appears in the film is Brutus the Bear. He was raised from a cub by Casey Anderson who married Missi Pyle (Lucy.) They were married in Montana (where the film takes place) and Brutus the Bear was the Best Man. See more »

Goofs

When Austin and George are the only two left in the hot spring, Austin comments on what is either a full moon or a waxing crescent moon just over the eastern horizon at dawn (they are in the Northern Hemisphere). Neither phase would be in this position. A moon near full would be setting on the western horizon at dawn, opposite the sun, while a waxing crescent moon would not rise until after the sun and would be most visible shortly after sunset. See more »

Quotes

Mary: The word "relax" and this three-day clusterfuck don't really go together.
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Crazy Credits

There really is a Holland Lake Lodge See more »

Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Be Gentle With Me
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Performed by The Boy Least Likely To
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Expertly crafted comedy/drama
26 January 2010 | by SJinSeaTacSee all my reviews

First of all, if you do not read the title before watching this movie, you may be a little...irritated? Or upset. The characters in this movie are dysfunctional but their dysfunctions remain very well guarded and hidden in their everyday lives...until their old friend from college (Missi Pyle) convinces them all to meet years later, in the middle of nowhere Montana to go on her own selfish journey. At first she seems to be the only person who is not a mental case, but towards the end, we realize she may be worse than any of the other characters.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who isn't afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone, and has the ability to to laugh at the fact that what runs through a person's mind daily, or even just many times in their own life, can actually be played-out in reality when all pretenses and distractions are suddenly removed.


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