Heavyweights is such a great little movie! First saw it when I was around 10 and loved it. I recently purchased the DVD a couple of years ago just for kicks, it brings back so many memories! The film is excellent fun for kids and even some adults will enjoy it! It will not offend anyone who is overweight. It takes off with a nice kid named Gerry when his parents sit him down after school and present him with a "fat camp" video tape where overweight boys get to spend the summer having fun at a camp and losing weight. At first he's hesitant, but later realizes how cool it really is. He meets lots of friends and things seem awesome until the new owner of the program, Tony (Ben Stiller) disciplines the boys so harshly that they end up rebelling, and having no fun! The boys must then figure out how they can get rid of Tony for good and save Camp Hope. There is some minor violence but in a humorous way, language isn't too bad (D@mn and @ss are mentioned throughout), some flirting between adults who share a sincere kiss, one brief make out session with a boy & girl at a dance. LOTS of food thrown around. The film will be sure to keep you laughing, it's energetic and upbeat! Amazing acting. Great for 9 and up!
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