Dumplin’ stars Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson who is a young girl on the larger side of life and that puts her at odds with her mother played by Jennifer Aniston who is a former beauty queen. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name written by Julie Murphy. Dumplin’ will upload onto Netflix December 7, 2018.
Official Description: Willowdean, 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.
Director Anne Fletcher (Step Up, The Proposal) steered Dumplin to completion here. Having Jennifer Aniston gives this movie a solid talent to build around. However, lead Danielle Macdonald, though young, is building an impressive resume in a short amount of time. Macdonald previously starred in crime film Every Secret Thing (2014) and the drama Patti Cake$ (2017). From the looks of the trailer, Dumplin’ starts a revolution that’s going to be fun and heartwarming.
Dumplin’ features a cast that includes …
Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson
Jennifer Aniston as Rosie Dickson
Luke Benward as Bo
Odeya Rush as Ellen ‘El’ Dryver
Dove Cameron as Bekah Cotter
Bex Taylor-Klaus as Hannah Perez
Harold Perrineau as Lee Wayne / Rhea Ranged
Maddie Baillio as Millie
Sam Pancake as Dale
Dan Finnerty as Eugene Reed
Stories about underdogs and rebels will forever be popular because so many people relate to feeling powerless or put down. Jennifer Aniston has a fascinating filmography over the last 10 years, and Dumplin’ looks like a perfect role for her combination of depth of soul and ditzy. The film also brings us a new song from country music legend Dolly Parton.
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