Fat Kid Rules the World (film)

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Fat Kid Rules the World
Directed byMatthew Lillard
Produced byJane Charles
Matthew Lillard
Jennifer Maas
Nick Morton
Rick Rosenthal
Talan Torriero
Evan Wasserstrom
Screenplay byMichael M.B. Galvin
Peter Speakman
Based onFat Kid Rules the World by KL Going
StarringJacob Wysocki
Matt O'Leary
Lili Simmons
Dylan Arnold
Billy Campbell
Riley Evetts
Music byMike McCready
CinematographyNoah Rosenthal
Edited byMichelle M. Witten
Whippany Park Productions
Whitewater Films
Distributed byARC Entertainment
Release date
  • March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.



Fat Kid Rules the World received positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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