Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Luke Benward, Georgie Flores, Dove Cameron
|Screenplay||Kristin Hahn, from the novel by Julie Murphy|
|Editing||Emma E. Hickox|
|Produced by||COTA Films, Echo Films|
|Language||Low impact infrequent bad language used in exclamation and frustration.|
|Violence||Low impact infrequent and brief scene of implied violence|
|Prejudice||Fairly frequent low impact thematic prejudice presented as pre-conceived judgement about plus sized girls and women.|
|Comments||The material contains complex and mature themes with a mild to moderate impact exploring a will to change perceptions about plus sized people being discriminated from entering beauty pageant competitions, the will and hard work to succeed as plus sized pageant queens when all odds are against you, debunking societal expectations regarding beauty, dealing with insecurities, facing rejection based on a body weight, persistence, determination to make it, courage to win, being in a movement against patriarchy, breaking boundaries, seeking revenge , mother and daughter strained relationship and making amendments and passion for country music. These themes deals with changing negative perception, presented sensitively with positive resolutions and educational messages. The complexities and maturity of these themes may confuse distress or upset children under the age of 10 years. Parental guidance is advised for children aged 10 to 12 years to unpack the context and complexities of the themes.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for brief strong language|
|USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Gabi Zietsman Dumplin’ is a feel-good film without the clichés, spun together by a great director – Anne Fletcher – a cast that screams girl-power and a soundtrack that will make you sing along. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do in your life, but society makes you feel like you can’t, then watch this movie for some good ol’ Jolene-spiration.
Tomatometer Elevated by a solid soundtrack and a terrific cast, Dumplin’ offers sweetly uplifting drama that adds just enough new ingredients to a reliably comforting formula.
Renee Schonfeld Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.
What the People say
Average .. 69%