Anne Fletcher directs Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston and Odeya Rush in this teen comedy where a plus-size teen and her misfit friends decide to rebelliously take part in the Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant that her mother organises.
There’s a lot going on here; all of it colourful and sweet and relatively wholesome and positive. Executive producer Dolly Parton’s official sanctioned jukebox background soundtrack is the key selling point and it wouldn’t take too much tweaking to turn this into a West End hit. Danielle Macdonald makes light work of a lead role that could be overly worthy and heavy handed in the wrong hands. The kinda movie you’d want your teen daughter watching.
Perfect Double Bill: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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