PG Rated Movies

City Paper writers recommend a few kid movie favorites

City Paper writers recommend a few kid movie favorites

"Heavyweights"

With its clever, nourishing depiction of childhood body positivity, 1995's "Heavyweights" was two decades ahead of its time. Before countless Tumblr blogs devoted to exalting the fat body became du jour on the internet, this sweet, structurally sound family comedy was one of the most formative texts a lifelong husky kid (like this reviewer) could glean some second-hand self-confidence from. Directed by "Mighty Ducks" scribe Steven Brill from a script by pre-mogul Judd Apatow, the film follows a fat camp and its lovable inhabitants as they suffer through a rebranding from maniacal self-help guru Tony...

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