Disfigured (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Disfigured (2008)




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Two women who don't look at all alike find out they have an unfortunate amount in common in this independent comedy drama. Lydia (Deidra Edwards) is a woman in her early thirties who lives and works in Venice Beach, CA, a place where appearance counts for a lot. Lydia is more than a little overweight, and she's a member of a "Fat Acceptance Group," a support organization where plus-sized women gather to discuss their emotional issues and their desire for the world to understand them at face value. One day, a new face appears at the group's weekly meeting -- Darcy (Staci Lawrence), a strikingly slender woman who informs the regulars that she's a recovering anorexic who wants to attend because despite her size, she still sees herself as fat. While the leader of the group rejects Darcy, Lydia strikes up a friendship with her, and as they get to know one another they come to understand their unique anxieties about their bodies. Lydia has begun a tentative romance with a stocky but likable man named Bob (Ryan C. Benson), who wants a woman who won't judge him for his girth, but when she learns he's planning to have gastric bypass surgery in a final bid to lose weight, she's afraid he'll leave her behind and makes an unusual request to Darcy -- lessons in how to become anorexic. Disfigured was the first directorial assignment for screenwriter Glenn Gers.

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Critic Reviews for Disfigured

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

A struggling anorexic and her physical opposite form an unlikely friendship in disFIGURED, a funny, awkward and often uncomfortable drama.

July 18, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Like Crash for the heavyset crowd, Glenn Gers's disFIGURED is a preachy message movie that collapses under the weight of its own self-important speechifying.

July 15, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Well worth seeing even if the execution is a little choppy, because the issues explored here really attain some excellent depth.

November 9, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A novel buddy vehicle contrasting the unique perspectives of a two segments of society ordinarily either marginalized in movies or treated almost as if they didn't exist at all.

July 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Out of control desires like sex, food and emotional neediness intertwine with their opposites of starvation, abstinence, denial, shame and self-hatred throughout this raw and revealing, intensely intimate drama.

July 20, 2008 | Full Review…

The film canâ(TM)t do the arithmetic right to get to a solution on how to tell a straight story without a bunch of forced tangents and gnarly knots that take too much work to sift through.

July 18, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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