Fat Angels (1980)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Spain, USA  |  
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The comedy explores the feelings of alienation and self-hatred that prevent many fat people from reaching out to members of the opposite sex. The story centers upon an obese pianist with an addiction to candy. Hungry for romance, he becomes pen-pals with an equally well-rounded woman in Florida. As time passes, their letters become increasingly intimate and the two decide to meet in New York where the pianist lives. The woman makes it to the city, but then becomes to embarrassed by her appearance to see him. The musician feels the same way about himself and thus begins a series of slapstick encounters as they each tries to see the other without being seen.

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misfit, embarrassment, loneliness, meeting, pen-pals, plans, angel, overweight