Phat Girlz Mo'Nique is fat. Almost every scene in Phat Girlz — the fancy z is for Z-grade — is about how she's fat. How fat is… Phat Girlz Mo'Nique is fat. Almost every scene in Phat Girlz — the fancy z is for Z-grade — is about how she's fat. How fat is… 2006-04-07 PG-13 PT99M Comedy Mo'Nique Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

Phat Girlz (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Image credit: Phat Girlz: Valerie Goodloe
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Apr 07, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Mo'Nique; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Mo'Nique is fat. Almost every scene in Phat Girlz — the fancy z is for Z-grade — is about how she's fat. How fat is she? Her character Jazmin's so fat that when she gets dressed on screen, the soundtrack plays ''Brick House.'' She's so fat she eats at Fatassburger. She's so fat that when she meets a hot, rich doctor (Jimmy Jean-Louis), he has to be from Nigeria because — did you know? — only African guys like big girls. Jazmin's so fat that the movie reduces her to a single discernible characteristic, which is a telltale mark of many a wholly awful comedy.

Originally posted Apr 12, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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