Fat Kid Rules the World (film)
|Fat Kid Rules the World|
|Directed by||Matthew Lillard|
|Produced by||Jane Charles|
|Screenplay by||Michael M.B. Galvin|
|Based on||Fat Kid Rules the World by KL Going|
|Music by||Mike McCready|
|Edited by||Michelle M. Witten|
Whippany Park Productions
|Distributed by||ARC Entertainment|
Fat Kid Rules the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film directed by Matthew Lillard in his directorial debut. It is based on the book of the same name and stars Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary & Billy Campbell.
17-year-old Troy Billings is overweight and suicidal. He's saved by Marcus from jumping in front of a bus and begins an uneasy friendship with Marcus. Marcus then enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy's relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship.
- Jacob Wysocki as Troy
- Matt O'Leary as Marcus
- Billy Campbell as Mr. Billings
- Dylan Arnold as Dayle
- Tyler Trerise as Manoj
- Russell Hodgkinson as Marcus' Stepfather
- Julian Gavilanes as Matt
- Sean Donavan as Ollie
- Lili Simmons as Isabel
- Jeffrey Doornbos as Mr. Sherman
- Matthew Lillard as Guidance Counsellor
Fat Kid Rules the World received positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.