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''To Be Fat Like Me'' was a 2007 LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek starring Creator/KaleyCuoco. Cuoco plays Alyson, an athletic high school student who loses her chance at a sports scholarship after she's injured. Her mother (Caroline Rhea) is the source of some of Alyson's angst: A heart attack years ago left the family without extra money for college. Alyson and her friend decide to make a documentary for a chance at the scholarship prize. As part of the plan, Alyson goes undercover in "fat drag."

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''To Be Fat Like Me'' was a 2007 LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek starring Creator/KaleyCuoco. Cuoco plays Alyson, an athletic high school student who loses her chance at a sports scholarship after she's injured. Her mother (Caroline Rhea) (Creator/CarolineRhea) is the source of some of Alyson's angst: A heart attack years ago left the family without extra money for college. Alyson and her friend decide to make a documentary for a chance at the scholarship prize. As part of the plan, Alyson goes undercover in "fat drag."


* AcceptableTargets : In-universe. Both Alyson and Ramona are harassed, insulted, and shoved around by the other students. Adam takes a lot of bullying, too.
* AlliterativeFamily : Alyson and her brother Adam.

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* AcceptableTargets : AcceptableTargets: In-universe. Both Alyson and Ramona are harassed, insulted, and shoved around by the other students. Adam takes a lot of bullying, too.
* AlliterativeFamily : AlliterativeFamily: Alyson and her brother Adam.



* AWeightyAesop : Subverted. Instead of a character gaining weight and learning how to eat better (or something), she learns how the "other side" feels.

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* AWeightyAesop : AWeightyAesop: Subverted. Instead of a character gaining weight and learning how to eat better (or something), she learns how the "other side" feels.



* BigEater : Adam. Also George, who loves cheese fries but doesn't seem to be affected by junk food.

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* BigEater : BigEater: Adam. Also George, who loves cheese fries but doesn't seem to be affected by junk food.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead : Aly, George, and Ramona.
* BookDumb / DumbBlonde : Alyson is much better at sports than academics, although she does well enough to be college-bound.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead : BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Aly, George, and Ramona.
* BookDumb / DumbBlonde : DumbBlonde: Alyson is much better at sports than academics, although she does well enough to be college-bound.



* CareerEndingInjury : Aly hurts her leg, ruining her chances at a sports scholarship. The film never explains why Aly doesn't elect to do a "victory lap" (extra year in high school) and apply the next year, if it's that important to her.
* CreditsMontage : The film opens with a montage of Aly training, intercut with Mom frying breakfast.

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* CareerEndingInjury : CareerEndingInjury: Aly hurts her leg, ruining her chances at a sports scholarship. The film never explains why Aly doesn't elect to do a "victory lap" (extra year in high school) and apply the next year, if it's that important to her.
* CreditsMontage : CreditsMontage: The film opens with a montage of Aly training, intercut with Mom frying breakfast.



* EatingLunchAlone : Alyson does this when she's spurned by the mean-girl clique.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics : Aly is terrible at math.

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* EatingLunchAlone : EatingLunchAlone: Alyson does this when she's spurned by the mean-girl clique.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics : EverybodyHatesMathematics: Aly is terrible at math.



* FatSuit : Alyson dresses up in one, courtesy of the neighbour/boarder upstairs, who just happens to be a special effect artist.

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* FatSuit : FatSuit: Alyson dresses up in one, courtesy of the neighbour/boarder upstairs, who just happens to be a special effect artist.



* ItsAllAboutMe : Aly is ''furious'' with her mother for having a heart attack, which cost the family her college fund.
* MakeoverMontage : The application of Aly's "fat" makeup and body suit. Technically it's a "make under."

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* ItsAllAboutMe : ItsAllAboutMe: Aly is ''furious'' with her mother for having a heart attack, which cost the family her college fund.
* MakeoverMontage : MakeoverMontage: The application of Aly's "fat" makeup and body suit. Technically it's a "make under."



* NutritionalNightmare : The lunch Jamie packs for Aly consists of chips and a cupcake.

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* NutritionalNightmare : NutritionalNightmare: The lunch Jamie packs for Aly consists of chips and a cupcake.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure : Aly's documentary teacher, who questions Aly about why she's attending a different school, wearing her fat suit. He agrees to let her proceed, as long as he can see the final product before he signs off on it.
* RedheadsAreUncool : Ramona, who is overweight, shy, and something of a ShrinkingViolet, because of the stress of the way she's treated.
* ShoutOut : Aly's teacher addresses his class as "My budding Spurlocks," referring to documentary filmmaker Creator/MorganSpurlock.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure : ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Aly's documentary teacher, who questions Aly about why she's attending a different school, wearing her fat suit. He agrees to let her proceed, as long as he can see the final product before he signs off on it.
* RedheadsAreUncool : RedheadsAreUncool: Ramona, who is overweight, shy, and something of a ShrinkingViolet, because of the stress of the way she's treated.
* ShoutOut : ShoutOut: Aly's teacher addresses his class as "My budding Spurlocks," referring to documentary filmmaker Creator/MorganSpurlock.



* SpyCam : Embedded in Aly's glasses.

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* SpyCam : SpyCam: Embedded in Aly's glasses.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech : Ramona gives Aly a good one.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech : TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ramona gives Aly a good one.


* {{Adorkable}} : George.

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* TeensAreMonsters: Virtually every student in Alyson and Adam's schools (including Aly herself) are this. Even Aly's so-called best friend, Jaime, comes off as a bitch.

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* AWeightyAesop : Subverted. Instead of a character gaining weight and learning how to eat better (or something), she learns how the "other side" feels.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech : Ramona gives Aly a good one.


* BigEater : Adam.

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* BigEater : Adam. Also George, who loves cheese fries but doesn't seem to be affected by junk food.


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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead : Aly, George, and Ramona.


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* RedheadsAreUncool : Ramona, who is overweight, shy, and something of a ShrinkingViolet, because of the stress of the way she's treated.


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** Also to ''Film/PrettyWoman''.

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* {{Adorkable}} : George.


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* MakeoverMontage : The application of Aly's "fat" makeup and body suit. Technically it's a "make under."


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* NutritionalNightmare : The lunch Jamie packs for Aly consists of chips and a cupcake.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure : Aly's documentary teacher, who questions Aly about why she's attending a different school, wearing her fat suit. He agrees to let her proceed, as long as he can see the final product before he signs off on it.


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* SpyCam : Embedded in Aly's glasses.


* AcceptableTargets : In-universe. Both Alyson and Ramona are harassed, insulted, and shoved around by the other students.

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* AcceptableTargets : In-universe. Both Alyson and Ramona are harassed, insulted, and shoved around by the other students. Adam takes a lot of bullying, too.


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* BrainyBrunette: Jamie is a tech geek and doesn't need the scholarship, presumably because she's either well-to-do or has an academic scholarship.


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* CareerEndingInjury : Aly hurts her leg, ruining her chances at a sports scholarship. The film never explains why Aly doesn't elect to do a "victory lap" (extra year in high school) and apply the next year, if it's that important to her.
* CreditsMontage : The film opens with a montage of Aly training, intercut with Mom frying breakfast.


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* EverybodyHatesMathematics : Aly is terrible at math.
--> Do you know BEDMAS?


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* ItsAllAboutMe : Aly is ''furious'' with her mother for having a heart attack, which cost the family her college fund.


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* ShoutOut : Aly's teacher addresses his class as "My budding Spurlocks," referring to documentary filmmaker Creator/MorganSpurlock.


Some tropes found in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMwcBpXDiA the film]]:

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Some !!Some tropes found in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMwcBpXDiA the film]]:


* DawsonCasting : Kaley Cuoco was 22, playing a 17 year old.


* {{Anvilicious}}: Varying degrees. Each of the characters has a different view of the issue, and Alyson learns some lessons about herself. "You're not all of a sudden going to become a different race or orientation or whatever you're prejudiced against, but anyone can get fat." "You know, being nice to the occasional fatty doesn't actually make you a better person."



* HollywoodPudgy: Both Ramona and "FatAlyson" are inversions of the trope, as they appear significantly overweight. Alyson's brother and post-weight loss mother are clearer examples.


* [[InAnotherMansShoes In Another Woman's Shoes]]: The point of the experiment.
* NewTransferStudent : Alyson has to perform her experiment at another school, so she takes a summer school course.

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* [[InAnotherMansShoes In Another Woman's Shoes]]: InAnotherMansShoes: The point of the experiment.
* NewTransferStudent : NewTransferStudent: Alyson has to perform her experiment at another school, so she takes a summer school course.



* PurelyAestheticGlasses : Alyson wears a pair, but they function as a hidden camera.

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* PurelyAestheticGlasses : PurelyAestheticGlasses: Alyson wears a pair, but they function as a hidden camera.

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* BigDamnKiss

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