Dumplin’ a thrilling comedy-drama set in southern America follows Willowdean “Dumplin” Dickson (Danielle MacDonald) a plus-size high school student and her mother Rosie Dickson (Jennifer Aniston) the multiple times beauty pageant winner.
As Willowdean defies her mother, starting a revolution against pageant traditions in her small Texan-town she creates a community for outcasts. This feel-good film has continuous echoes of the Greatest Showman but with its own southern flavour.
Dumplin' deals with issues of body image and stereotypes but keeps a light-heartedness, creating the perfect balance between drama and comedy. With a positive message through-out and a sprinkle of Dolly Parton, what’s not to love?