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.
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.