Dumplin’ is a fun, inspirational comedy — with a dramatic core — about a plus-size teen who challenges cultural norms when she signs up for the small-town Texas beauty pageant that her mother manages. The movie has lots to say about body image, self-confidence, empathy, acceptance, diversity, and tricky mother-daughter relationships. The humor, some of it based on good-natured stereotyping (Southerners, drag queens), is finely balanced with serious issues that are treated with insight and empathy. Here the trailer.
Mar 26, 2019
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