Oh GEEZ, you guys. You better get caught up on your holiday shopping now because we have a feeling a LOT of kittens will be couch-parked the week of December 7th:
THAT looks like an insanely fun time.
Directed by Anne Fletcher, “Dumplin’” follows an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl named Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), who’s known as Will to her friends and Dumplin’ to her mother (Jennifer Aniston), a former beauty queen who now runs the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant. In her small Texas town, Will confidently ignores comments about her weight and listens to Dolly Parton songs obsessively. But when she decides to enter her mother’s pageant in protest, her bold move encourages other contestants to follow in her footsteps, redefining the town’s traditions in the process.
First: kudos to Netflix, who’ve been having a seriously kickass fourth quarter. Second, while we can’t say any part of this story looks particularly original, the charm factor is simply off the scale. Third, folks are going to make hay out of Jennifer Aniston transitioning to Mom parts, but all we see is the same finely toned comedic actress she’s always been. We say this without irony: Jennifer Aniston is due for the kind of critical reconsideration her contemporaries like Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock have gone through. She’s the Goldie Hawn of her generation. That’s right. We said it.
Fourth: GIVE IT UP FOR MISS GINGER MINJ. Once again, those Drag Race alums are taking over every corner of the culture.
FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM DOLLY PARTON HOW MUCH MORE CONVINCING DO YOU NEED?
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