From the creator of THE MIGHTY DUCKS comes HEAVYWEIGHTS, a comedy of enormous proportions! It's the hilarious story of a group of underdog kids who discover their beloved summer camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanati... more »c who's determined to make their lives miserable! The new owner plans to keep the boys huffing and puffing, but these hungry kids have a plan of their own. They unite to turn the tables, take back their woodsy hideaway, and challenge the rival camp to the most outrageous summer games of all! You'll laugh out loud with these HEAVYWEIGHTS -- they're big, loud, and proud, and ready to win their way into your heart!« less
"This is by far Ben Stiller's best performance ever, and if you can't appreciate it you obviously haven't seen it enough times. These people who give the movie one star, spouting non-sense about it putting skinny people in a false light, are simply incompetent. I'm skinny and when I sleep I make a very disturbing sound don't be alawmed I'm fine, and my feelings aren't hurt by this movie. These critics are spreaders of negativity and I won't have them corrupting my cult movie. How would their fathers like to know that their children are destroyers. Here is a suggestion for watching the movie...watch it in a large group of people who truly appreciate it and can quote it, fast-forward till Ben Stiller arrives, watch the movie fast-forwarding through the sappy fat kid moments like the go-cart and dock ("keep your washboard stomachs and oily muscles") scenes and press stop when Ben Stiller leaves. You will learn valuable lessons like regardless of whether or not it will "smush" always have crazy guys locked up in cages through over hershey's kisses making your queen proud, and that lunch can be cancelled due to lack of hustle. In closing I have one final thing to say "Come on you devil log.""
Stiller's Finest hour--If you speak English see this film
email@example.com | New York | 04/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pulsating under multiple layers of make-up, Ben Stiller's portrayel of camp owner Tony Perkis is one of the finest performences in cinematic history. While critics will say this film hits you over the head with mindless fat jokes and a mediocre message, the underlying reality is that somehow Stiller overcame what, at one point, must have been an inane Disney script. This movie is a triumph mixing pre teen psychological angst, satirical anarexic paranoia, sentimental summer hijinks, and subtle detailed infomercial insanity. From the "blob" to the black kid, the underlying themes of society's acceptance and approval bubble through the seemingly unilayered comedic glory. "I rise, I rise, I rise" sings the movie's spirit between the wonderfully chosen songs on its soundtrack. (Keep an eye out for who's REALLY playing "Papa" at the end--wink wink). This movie could not be improved. Now that Kubrick is gone we have one name to look to. Bravo, Mr. Stiller (either one) Bravo!"
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES!
Richard M | USA | 08/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is hilarious!! Someone reviewed this movie on cd now and said that the messege to the movie is that fat kids are better then everyone else and all the healthy kids are stupid, and that it's full of stereotypical stuff. Well, if you happen to pay attention to the movie a little then you'd see that the messege to the movie was that over weight kids can do just as much as skinny kids and it also says that you shouldn't make fun of someone just because they are bigger and more heavy. It also says to be happy for who you are, even if you are a big kid. Anyway, I love this movie, I watch it whenever it is on and I end up telling my self, "I gotta buy this movie". So I'll have to buy it sometime. Ben Stiller is hilarious in "Heavyweights". Ben Stiller Plays the new owner of Camp Hope, and he puts all the kids on really unsafe diets. Like 20 mile hikes, food deprevation, and more. All the kids at the camp decide to rebel against him! I'd give this movie more stars if I could. Really great movie!!"
Richard M | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"finally a movie that shows that us overweight kids can do as much as those healthy kids this movie is very funny and entertaining i first saw this movie on disney channel and i loved it right away and i went straight to amazon.com to buy that movie this movie is funny its the best!! and the movie also shows that us overwieght kids really can do as much as healthy kids buy this movie its funny and entertaining and it also shows a true message"
Mmmmm, can you smell it?
Human | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My brothers and I rented this movie a long time ago. We watched it whenever it was on the Disney Channel and finally got the DVD. I have since realized that it is among the best comedies made in the 90's, despite a rather didactic message about self-esteem, obesity, and other fat-person cliches.
There are so many classic parts of this movie. Give most of the credit to Ben Stiller, because he steals the show. This movie wouldn't be a tenth as good as it is now without Stiller. But some of the fat kids are pretty funny too. Of course, you have to deal with all the cheese that comes with almost every Disney movie, but it's worth putting up with. I never get tired of watching it. I can't say enough about Ben Stiller. It's probably his best performance ever, and he even resurrects his character for the movie Dodgeball. There are a lot of lines in the movie that are so strange you can't help but laugh. The ending is pretty bad, with the fatties winning the competition, but that's to be expected, right? Get this DVD and only watch the funny parts."