Phat Girlz

2006 PG-13 1h 39m DVD

Phat Girlz

2006 PG-13 1h 39m DVD
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Director Nnegest Likke's full-bodied feature debut stars Mo'Nique as Jazmin, a sassy fashion designer frustrated with trying to fit into a size 2 world. Together with a rotund cohort (Kendra C. Johnson), the ever-outspoken Jazmin struggles with her weight and with love. But when the plump pair win a trip to a fancy Palm Springs resort, they meet the men of their dreams -- when they're least expecting to find romance.
Mo'Nique, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jack Noseworthy, Eric Roberts, Raven Goodwin, Mark Anthony Williams, Kendra C. Johnson, Godfrey, Joyful Drake
Nnegest Likke
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film includes sexual imagery ("comic" sex scenes, against a wall, passionate-awkward kissing, in a suds-filled tub) and language (slang for genitals and sexual activity). The film also includes language that pushes the PG-13 edge, including one f-word and especially, repetition of the word "bitch" (which Jazmin uses in reference to herself as well as the "skinny bitches" she hates). Some antic violence (as when Jazmin hits a girl and a man who call her "fat," or drops objects from her apartment window and hits her cousin on the sidewalk).

Sexual Content

Lots of sexual imagery: Opening dream scene has Jazmin pleasured by male servants; repeated cleavage, thongs, bikinis, underwear or short shorts images; bare-torsoed men ogled by women; Stacey has sex with Akibo against wall, in tub (naked bodies in suds); Mia asks, "What's gotten into Stacey?" Answer: "Dr. Akibo" Jazmin stands naked before her mirror (we see shoulders up and Mia's averted eyes); Jazmin and Tunde kiss passionately; Jazmin and Tunde have sex under covers, then she turns on the light to "see" him. Many sexual language/references.


Jazmin punches skinny girl (as a child, in flashback) and a man who calls her a "fat bitch" Jazmin pulls toupee off banker who won't give her a loan (guards drag her out yelling and kicking); Jazmin throws clothes and objects out her bedroom window, hitting Mia on sidewalk below.


"Dozens" competition between Jazmin and burger clerk ("You so ugly..." and "You so fat" jokes involving mamas, morning sickness, "giving head," "butt-cracks"); Jazmin's frequent use of "bitch" elicits Tunde's remonstration; s-word, one f-word, one "motherf--er" in subtitle; frequent uses of "ass," "damn," "hell."

Social Behavior

Good points about plus-size women supporting each and themselves; not so good points about competition between plus-size and thin women; and men still get to chose their partners even as women argue.


Fictional fast-food joint: "Fatasssburger."

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking in bars and clubs; Jazmin drinks shots; Mia is visibly drunk as she orders a Cosmopolitan; women celebrate with champagne.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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