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|Fat Actress - The Complete First Season|
Actor: Kirstie Alley
Director: Fat Actress
Genres: Comedy, Television
Loosely based on Kirstie Alley's real life struggles, this unscripted reality /comedy hybrid follows a semi-fictional film and TV star, in an ongoing attempt to find work and love in the cruel environment of Hollywood. Kir... more »
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 8/30/2014...
No one will deny that Kirstie is a "large" woman, least of all not Kirstie herself, but she does keep on trying and losing pounds only to pack them back on as many of us do. As someone who is also "pleasingly plump" I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to work in the public eye all the time. Kirstie does a fantastic job and has proven she is a survivor in the entertainment world as well as the "real" world! Very talented, extremely funny, and always beautiful!
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Reviewed on 7/7/2011...
Kirstie is brave and hilarious in this mockumentary. I loved her next series, an actual reality series (Big Life), even better because her actual life is a lot funnier than anything scripted. But, in this DVD, she is so good (and very, very heavy) and so self-absorbed that it is difficult not to laugh out loud at her antics. Filled with both A-listers and B-listers making guest spots, this was lots of fun to watch.
Jack P. from CHERRY HILL, NJ
Reviewed on 3/1/2011...
If you are interested in Kirstie Alley, this is a good view.
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Funny lady, funny show.
David Khaindrava | Austell, GA | 06/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To start from the beginning, I picked up this DVD set at the store and looked at the cover as I was deciding if I should get it or not. As soon as I read the back of it I started laughing so hard everyone was looking at me. I knew I had to get it.
To state the obvious Kirstie Alley is one of the funniest ladies of television of all time. It does not really matter how much weight she gains, she is as beautiful as ever and funnier then ever.
As the title of the show suggests, it revolves around Kirstie being a fat actress in Hollywood. From the first episode, which starts with her getting on a scale and throwing herself on the floor screaming and sobbing, till the last one which ends with her saying "As god is my witness I'll never be fat again" this show is funny, funny, funny. She has taken her real life experiences and has created most honest, in-your-face comedy I've seen in a long time. Put in a mix all of her Hollywood friends as guests on a show and you've got one entertaining show. I did as one of the reviewers suggested and watched all 7 of them in one afternoon, it was that good. Writing is great; show unfolds very naturally as if you were watching real life. Hope Showtime will bring it back for next season.
Kirstie pulls it off
M. G. Mora | San Leandro, CA. United States | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first read that she was doing a show about being a "Fat Actress," I had some skepticism about just how funny a show could be about someone being fat and not getting work but it appears Kirstie has taken that premise and run with the joke. Upon viewing one episode I knew that I was in for a good ride so I bought the entire DVD (since I don't have Showtime). You can tell Kirstie is making, not only fun of Hollywood, but of herself and I have been laughing hysterically at all the episodes. She is not only great but her supporting cast is wonderful as well. And you can't forget the writing. In this day of throw away sitcoms, this one is one of the better shows out there now.
When Emmy time comes around, I hope she is on the nominee list. She deserves it."
S. M. Velazquez | 06/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I absolutely LOVE this show! It is one of the most genius shows on cable! I love how it depicts being a fat actress in today's "stick figure" Hollywood, and how controversial, yet funny it is. (i.e. trying to put a decorative feather down her throat to throw up, having her crackhead brother try to convince her that crack is a great way to lose weight), or using her female persuasion to have "partial sex" with the President of NBC to get a $2 million development deal. This show will have you laughing your ass off!! You won't regret buying it!"