These Adorable Tweets About Dumplin' Will Make Your Heart Grow at Least 10 Sizes
The reviews for Dumplin' are in, and the general consensus seems to be this: we're all sobbing.
OK, OK, in all seriousness, the Netflix romantic-dramedy is inspiring plenty of happy tears in viewers around the world, but its impact isn't something to be taken lightly. Anne Fletcher's film, which was adapted from Julie Murphy's bestselling YA novel, follows Willowdean Dickson, a "self-proclaimed fat girl" who decides to regain her confidence by entering the beauty pageant run by her thin, judgmental mother (who nicknames her "Dumplin'," hence the title). It's a beautiful story, that, for once, allows its character to fall in love with herself (and a very hot love interest, for the record) without having to lose weight or change her physical appearance.
That refreshing lesson is one that many women have been searching for in movies for years, with people on Twitter writing how they had hoped Netflix's other 2018 rom-com, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, would've turned out more like Dumplin'. If you, too, found yourself moved by the Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston-led movie, you're in good company. Keep reading to see what I mean!