Heavy (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 5, 1996 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This character drama, set in a local pub in rural New York State, focuses on the lives, thoughts, and emotions of a group of social outcasts. The lead misfit is Victor, a shy and very rotund man in his '30s who works as a pizza maker in a roadside inn. His mother, Dolly owns the establishment. She dominates his life. The senior waitress there is Dolores, an aging woman with a reputation for being easy. Dolores is resentful when Dolly hires the vivacious teenager Callie, who is in love with Jeff, a garage mechanic. Victor develops a painful crush on Callie and fantasizes about rescuing her from a life with Jeff. To help himself, he begins to diet and enrolls at a chef school. His mother becomes suddenly ill. Then Delores makes a pass at him, but he doesn't respond. He does however, feel emboldened to make a play for Callie. His actions lead him into a new world of expression.

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overweight, crush, misfit, death-in-family, diet, mother, promiscuity, pub, waiter, pizza