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Phat Girlz
Phat Girlz
Actors: Mo'nique, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Joyful Drake
Director: Nnegest Likké
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
PG-13     2006     1hr 39min

Superstar comedienne Mo'Nique is "hilarious" (San Francisco Chronicle) as a sassy, plus-sized fashion designer who's tired of taking no for an answer in this "delightful" (Boston Globe) comedy about living life to the full...  more »

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Actors: Mo'nique, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Joyful Drake
Director: Nnegest Likké
Creators: Mo'nique, Nnegest Likké, Michael Glassman, Robert F. Newmyer, Steven Imes, Steven J. Wolfe, Timothy Mapfumo
Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Comedy, African American Cinema
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2006
Original Release Date: 04/07/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Uplifting and Funny
Rosa | Detroit,MichiganUSA | 04/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have to be honest when I first heard of this movie. My first thought was another bad movie like the Cookout. To my pleasant surprise It was really good. It has a positive message which will appeal to anyone. Monique plays a salesperson trying create a clothing line for plus-size women while battling the prejudice that she meets from others as well as accepting who she is. A movie about self-esteem,self-improvement, self-awareness. I would recommended this to anyone."
Monique Strikes At Skinny Women Yet Again!!!!!!!!!
Venessia Young | Ridgeland, MS United States | 10/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Monique strikes at THIN america again with this hilarious but uplifting movie PHAT GIRLZ. Even though I am not a big girl, I can emphathize because I have a very large butt and to most thin girls that is also considered BIG and finding my jeans is a NIGHTMARE. In this movie, Monique fights her demons and tries every diet in the world to make her feel happy about herself.She flashes back to her fat childhood into her adult years. She wins a trip to Palm Springs and there she meets an African man who calls her a Thick Madam and says he loves her size. Monique finds herself and learns to love her bigness in it's entirety and even starts a clothing line called Thick Madam for all the other plus-sized women who went through what she went through. This was a very heart-warming love story. You have got to watch it. I'm a THICK MADAM!!!!"
Fat is back
Bossy Viewer | wisconsin | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I shared this movie with my tiny daughter and a group of friends. I was seeking a message of acceptance but got much much more. It is a great dramatic comedy with a great message, a lesson in culture and a romance. It is a good movie for women in search of acceptance (all of us) and for those who put others down because of their differences (all of us)."
Fun for everyone
SereneNight | California, USA | 03/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Phat Girlz proves that being big can also be beautiful in this entertaining, heartfelt comedy staring Mo'Nique as an aspiring fashion designer. Fed up with the mumu-style clothing in popular stores Jazmine decides to come up with her own clothing line. Her boss and her own self-doubt prove to be her biggest hurdle.

It was nice to see a film with actresses who are not anorexic and who are self-confidant regardless of their looks. Too often a woman is valued only for her physical appearance. I thought all three actresses were attractive, funny, and did an excellent job. One bugaboo: I would've liked to see her cousin develop a bit more empathy. The fact that she stood aside while Jaz took abuse rankled with this reviewer a bit.

I felt the male actors were all handsome and endearing. 4 stars. Entertaining and fun."