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Movie Review: Dumplin’

David Nicely, Author

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Before I start, I first  want to say that these comments and observations are my own, I am not persuading anyone to feel as I do. Thank you. – David

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Dumplin’ is about a plus size daughter of a former beauty queen who obviously isn’t the proudest of her. In Will’s (the main character) youth, Aunt Lucy accepted and promoted loving the body you are in to her. With the death of Lucy, Will took it hard and felt that there was no like her to relate to. This movie embodies both female power and leadership very well, whether it be the revolution the contestants start, to accept all body types in a beauty competition or the Fairy God Mother figure, Dolly Porton references throughout plot.

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I love how this movie appeals to ALL walks of life, my family all related to it one way or another when we watched it. Seeing and watching the main character strive for acceptance and love by others really touched me. I was so relieved that by the end, she was a new person. Dumplin’ feels so lived-in, and the characters so engaging, that I often found myself wondering about what they’ll do once the cameras stopped rolling, it was just incredible.

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I really recommend this movie to anyone who wants to laugh and cry all in the same 10 minutes.

David Nicely, Author

Hey! My name's David and I'm a makeup junkie, dog enthusiast and visual artist. I love watching 80s/90s movies and being surrounded by my friends and family....

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Movie Review: Dumplin’