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Fat Kid Rules the World

  R HD Closed Captioning

Matthew Lillard

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Plot Summary

Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship.

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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83%
  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 19
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A relatively respectable slice of high school outsider storytelling. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Oct 4, 2012

Fresh: Affecting performances and effective storytelling are the hallmarks of Fat Kid Rules the World, actor Matthew Lillard's debut effort as a feature director. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Oct 1, 2012

Fresh: Endearingly uneven. – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Oct 11, 2012

Rotten: The movie is achingly slow, and by the time it's over, the story is about where it should have been after about 45 minutes. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie

Don't mess with the Fat Kid!!!!

Definitely Worth Seeing

It's an indie for sure. But it works.

Pretty Good

A respectable Indie film. The Directing and Editing are a bit rough, but the acting is solid. What is more important, is that there is an underlying tone of sweetness that makes you feel something for pretty much every character in the film. The mind races back to High School years. The final scene felt like a bit of a cheat.. All the build up, so let the fat kid play!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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