MOVIE REVIEW: Fat Girl! 2001
French teen sisters Anais (Anais Reboux) and Elena (Roxane Mesquida) are on summer vacation with their parents. Twelve year old Anais is an overweight girl with very low self esteem who uses food for comfort. Fifteen year old Elena is slim, beautiful and outgoing and she makes sure that she reminds her sister of that throughout the film. Anais fantasizes about male suitors whereas Elena actually receives males attention. While taking a walk, the girls meet Fernando (Libero De Rienzo), a much older college student. He is instantly attracted to Elena and is invited to their home to meet the girls' parents. While the parents sleep, Elena sneaks Fernando into her room that she shares with Anais. Fernando uses every trick in the book to persuade Elena to sleep with him. Elena is determined to hold onto her virginity until she's sure the he loves her. Poor Anais sees and hears the entire exchange. During their next meeting, Fernando gives Elena an expensive ring to prove his love. Against the pleadings of Anais, Elena gives up the goods. What are the consequences of this act? No more spoiler's from me y'all!
Oh boy, another doozy of a film. Folks, I'll simply tell ya, this film had sooooo much graphic sex, I found it a little uncomfortable. Mainly because the girl in question was supposed to be, probably was, and LOOKED fifteen. In addition, I know for a fact that Anais Reboux was really twelve. The film depicted full frontal nudity of both girls. I understand that the French have a different mindset regarding nudity but it was certainly a shock for these "seasoned" eyes. In defense of the film, I felt that what took place was very realistic and pulled no punches. Most women remember the experience of a guy trying to coax them into sex before they are ready, I certainly do. Another great point of the film is the relationship of the sisters. Even though the older sister shits on the younger girl an awful lot, you get to see the loving side of their relationship as well. I am an only child so it always fascinates me to see the relationship dynamics between siblings. I must say that sisters like Elena make me glad I was an only child..what a bitch! The parents are no better, they did nothing to protect her. The ending was like WHOA!!! It is so totally unexpected that I screamed out loud. The film sets you up to believe that it will end one way and then you're totally blindsided. I ask that if you plan to rent this, please do yourself a favor and don't read any spoilers regarding the ending. I want you to be as surprised as I was when I saw it. I thought about this film for two days, wondering how it all made sense. I have two conclusions but I won't share them here. If anyone watches this, please hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss. It would be greatly appreciated. Please don't look for this in your local Blockbuster, this is unrated and banned in several countries. This film is in French with English subtitles.
VERDICT: 3 Soul Claps
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