The Fat Boy Chronicles

DVD Release: July 1, 2010
The Fat Boy Chronicles


Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5’5 and weighs 187 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals, to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams.

Dove Review

In this day and age, the topic of being obese is talked about over and over again. But does anyone understand the problems that kids have in their social activities when they are overweight, let alone any other problems they may have. This movie deals with one young man’s life as a freshman in high school; he is overweight but also displays the challenges that kids have in other areas of their life.

This is an intriguing story of the battles not only in Jimmy’s life and his fight to lost weight but also the conflicts that other teenage kids have in school. This movie shows that bad behavior never helps anyone’s situation and that friendship, family, and church will help anyone overcome their difficult times.

This movie contains a display of disrespect for others and bad behavior, but none is portrayed in a positive manner. We award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and older to this DVD.

Content Description

Sex: A kiss between a couple.
Language: OMG/OG-4
Violence: Name calling and bullying by others; boy yells about being overweight; boys trick boy into running in gym in just underwear and then lock him out of locker room; man grabs his son and pushes boy's friend down; conversation regarding a man committing suicide;
Drugs: Discussion about parents being drunks; man with beer in hand; boy smokes; kids drinking at a underage party.
Nudity: Boy without shirt; boy runs through school in underwear; young girl flips up shirt to show her bra; young man pulls boy's shirt up to show chest.
Other: Comments pertaining to being overweight; girl copies boy's homework; girl has scars on arms; boy in accident and loses leg.


Company: Tin Roof Films
Director: Jason Winn
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 78 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe