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A new Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston as a pushy mum and the charming daughter who challenges her preconceptions is receiving rave reviews from audiences.
Dumplin', based on the bestselling 2015 novel by Julie Murphy, follows the story of Rosie, played by Jennifer Aniston, a former Texas beauty queen and Willowdean her teenage daughter, played by Danielle Macdonald.
Willowdean loves Dolly Parton, lazy days at the pool with her conventionally-pretty best friend Ellen (Odeya Rush), and teasing the cute cook, Bo (Luke Benward), at her part-time waitressing job.
But as her monther, Rosie descends into pageant-season madness, Willowdean, the daughter she calls Dumplin' decides to act on her growing frustration with the size-ist preoccupations of their narrow-minded Southern town. And the only way she knows how is to enter the Miss Clover City sweepstakes herself.
Though she insists that she is "not the Joan of Arc of fat girls," her act of bravery encourages other unlikely candidates like proto-riot grrrl Hannah (Bex Taylor-Klaus), and Millie (Maddie Baillio), whose cheerful nature means she's always turned the other cheek to schoolyard bullies.
With the help of a kindly troupe of local drag performers led by platinum-wigged Lee (Harold Perrineau), the girls learn to love themselves and each other.
Twitter uses have gone wild for the wholesome vibes:
#Dumplin on Netflix is literally the MOST WHOLESOME MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. If you're in the mood for a pick me up and a movie where you will full on cry at least 7 times. Look no further.
- Brianna :sunny: (@ladydancer7688) December 9, 2018
Body positivity message:
Can I just say that #Dumplin was everything I wanted Sierra Burgess to be but infinitely better? As a plus size girl, my heart is bursting with gratitude for this film :hearts:
- Amanda Marie Rivera (@amanda_m_rivera) December 9, 2018
peter kavinsky move aside, it's bo's turn to shine #DUMPLIN pic.twitter.com/Ym8ELNgeQx
- monica (@theloversII) December 8, 2018
I am loving the hell out of #Dumplin! A plus size girl decides to enter a beauty pagent, inspires 2 other misfits to do the same, they all become friends in the process & get help along the way from a group of Dolly Parton loving drag queens! This movie is checking all my boxes!
- Nate Anderson (@xander6981) December 8, 2018
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