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Heavy

Year: 1995
Production Co: Available Light Productions
Director: James Mangold
Writer: James Mangold
Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Deborah Harry, Evan Dando
This film shows us the career arc of directors since time immemorial (at least since the indie/DV/DIY era began.

A hip new director (James Mangold) arrives with a touchy feely movie about a sensitive subject and makes a splash that gets the attention of Hollywood, and before you know it he's churning out a by-numbers rom-com like Kate and Leopold.

A fat guy falls in love with a beautiful girl he'll never get because he's fat. That's it.

Groundbreaking? A revelation? Maybe in the Hollywood Hills where every male has a chiselled jaw and fake tan and every woman's a buxom starlet under 25...

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