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Dumplin'Movie on Netflix

A plus-size teen protests beauty standards by entering her mom's pageant, inspiring others to join.


Why watch this film?

Directed by Anne Fletcher ("Step Up"), and based on the same-titled novel by Julie Murphy, "Dumplin'" is a fun comedy with a serious subtext: the weight of traditional beauty standards, including how it can affect the relationship between mothers and daughters. The cast also stars Jennifer Aniston and a charming Danielle Macdonald ("Patti Cake$").



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Plot summary

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

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