History YMMV / Heavyweights

20th Aug '17 12:12:53 PM Mullon
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** Gerry's letter to his grandmother begins "Somebody once said WarIsHell, but they'd never been to fat camp." This was ''before'' Tony completely lost his mind and turned into a psychopath, at that point all that had been done was to confiscate their hidden stores of food and remove some of the recreational facilities. It does come off as played-for-comedy melodrama, though, especially in comparison to what happens next.

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** Gerry's letter to his grandmother begins "Somebody once said WarIsHell, but they'd never been to fat camp." This was is ''before'' Tony completely lost loses his mind and turned turns into a psychopath, at that this point all that he had been done was to confiscate their hidden stores of food and remove some of the recreational facilities. It does come off as played-for-comedy melodrama, though, especially in comparison to what happens next.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: As completely ''insane'' as Tony was, he did kinda have a point that the camp was totally ineffectual at reducing the campers' weight and needed a lot of change. Although it seems that the previous owners were more concerned about the kids feeling good about themselves then making them lose weight.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: As completely ''insane'' as Tony was, he did kinda have a point that the camp was totally ineffectual at reducing the campers' weight and needed a lot of change. Although it seems that the previous owners were more concerned about the kids feeling good about themselves then making them lose weight.weight, but that wasn't what their parents paid for.
12th Aug '17 5:51:26 PM Ilshan
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** This wouldn't be [[Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory the last time]] Creator/BenStiller would play a villainous health nut.

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** This wouldn't be [[Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory the last time]] Creator/BenStiller would play a villainous health nut. Or a [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment histrionic loudmouthed egotist named 'Tony'.]]
23rd Jun '17 7:54:10 AM RighteousFury
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** This wouldn't be [[Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory the last time]] Creator/BenStiller would play a villainous health nut.
4th May '17 8:41:11 AM kquinn0830
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* CultClassic

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* CultClassicCultClassic: It wasn't a box office success in theaters, but it later became this thanks to repeated airings on Creator/DisneyChannel and Creator/BenStiller becoming a big star.
16th Apr '17 11:23:14 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MoralEventHorizon: Tony was a complete dickbag the whole movie, but when the failure of the campers to lose weight pushes him too far, he decides that anyone who hasn't met their weight loss goals will be forced to join him in a 20-mile hike through the wilderness. And when they actually pull it off, he decides to take them to climb a massive rock face barehanded; FridgeHorror would presume that Tony probably didn't bring any actual mountain climbing equipment with him like harnesses or ropes. Even physically fit children would struggle to get through a day like this. Little wonder the latter announcement was the last straw that made the campers take drastic actions to overthrow him.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Tony was a complete dickbag the whole movie, but when the failure of the campers to lose weight pushes him too far, he decides that anyone who hasn't met their weight loss goals will be forced to join him in a 20-mile hike through the wilderness. And when they actually pull it off, he decides to take them to climb a massive rock face barehanded; FridgeHorror would presume that Tony probably didn't bring any actual mountain climbing equipment with him like harnesses or ropes.ropes, making this a life-threatening idea. Even physically fit children would struggle to get through a day like this. Little wonder the latter announcement was the last straw that made the campers take drastic actions to overthrow him.
16th Apr '17 11:22:33 AM DrakeClawfang
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* MoralEventHorizon: Tony was a complete dickbag the whole movie, but planning to make a bunch of out-of-shape kids climb a massive rock face barehanded, something even the most physically fit child at that age would have trouble with, would endanger their lives. Really, you can't blame the kids for locking him up after that.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Tony was a complete dickbag the whole movie, but planning when the failure of the campers to make lose weight pushes him too far, he decides that anyone who hasn't met their weight loss goals will be forced to join him in a bunch of out-of-shape kids 20-mile hike through the wilderness. And when they actually pull it off, he decides to take them to climb a massive rock face barehanded, something even the most barehanded; FridgeHorror would presume that Tony probably didn't bring any actual mountain climbing equipment with him like harnesses or ropes. Even physically fit child at that age children would have trouble with, would endanger their lives. Really, you can't blame struggle to get through a day like this. Little wonder the kids for locking him up after that. latter announcement was the last straw that made the campers take drastic actions to overthrow him.
15th Apr '17 11:40:57 AM kquinn0830
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* HilariousInHindsight: The shot of the kid with the marshmallow creme facepaint having chocolate thrown at his mouth ends looking strangely like a {{Juggalo}}, who are known for having similar facepaint schemes (but not with chocolate and marshmallow creme).

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The shot of the kid with the marshmallow creme facepaint having chocolate thrown at his mouth ends looking strangely like a {{Juggalo}}, who are known for having similar facepaint schemes (but not with chocolate and marshmallow creme).creme).
** Both Aaron Schwartz (Gerry) and Shaun Weiss (Josh) wound up losing a lot of weight by the time [[https://www.instagram.com/p/2HWnXwkAm-/?taken-by=aaronschwartz11 they became adults]].
25th Apr '15 10:59:43 PM SarcasmKid
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: As completely ''insane'' as Tony was, he did kinda have a point that the camp was totally ineffectual at reducing the campers' weight and needed a lot of change.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: As completely ''insane'' as Tony was, he did kinda have a point that the camp was totally ineffectual at reducing the campers' weight and needed a lot of change. Although it seems that the previous owners were more concerned about the kids feeling good about themselves then making them lose weight.
19th Jun '14 9:14:40 PM DesignatedNPC
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** Gerry's letter to his grandmother begins "Somebody once said WarIsHell, but they'd never been to fat camp." This was ''before'' Tony completely lost his mind and turned into a psychopath, at that point all that had been done was to confiscate their hidden stores of food and remove some of the recreational facilities.

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** Gerry's letter to his grandmother begins "Somebody once said WarIsHell, but they'd never been to fat camp." This was ''before'' Tony completely lost his mind and turned into a psychopath, at that point all that had been done was to confiscate their hidden stores of food and remove some of the recreational facilities. It does come off as played-for-comedy melodrama, though, especially in comparison to what happens next.
19th Jun '14 9:09:30 PM DesignatedNPC
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* RealLifeRelative: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, and Creator/BenStiller.
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