To Be Fat like Me

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To Be Fat Like Me
Promotional Poster
Written by M.A. Lovretta
Directed by Douglas Barr
Starring Kaley Cuoco
Caroline Rhea
Theme music composer Hal Beckett
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Paul Rayman
Michael Shepard
Cinematography Peter Benison
Running time 98 minutes
Original release
  • January 8, 2007 (2007-01-08)

To Be Fat Like Me is a made-for-TV film starring Kaley Cuoco which premiered on January 8, 2007 on Lifetime Television.


Pretty, popular and athletic Aly has been banking on a softball scholarship as her ticket to college. She has an active life and never seems to sit still. When she injures her knee, she realizes that she will have to fund her education in other ways. She resents her mother because a few years ago, her mother became ill as a consequence of binge eating and used the money from her daughter's college fund in order to pay her hospital bill. Aly is overly critical of her family's high-fat diet. She even refuses to eat a cake that her mother purchased for her.

Aly enters a documentary film contest in hopes of using the prize money in order to fund her further education. Convinced that her overweight younger brother and mother use their struggles with weight as an excuse for everything wrong in their lives, Aly decides to take a summer course wearing a fat suit and hidden camera to prove personality can outshine physical appearance. Aly soon realizes how difficult the life can be for the overweight, as she is shunned by other students, despite her resolve to be kind and maintain the same personality she always had. She meets Ramona, an overweight girl in the same class who shares aspects of her personal life with Aly, but feels betrayed when Aly uses this material in her documentary.


  • Kaley Cuoco as Alyson
  • Caroline Rhea as Madelyn
  • Ben Cotton as Warren
  • David Lewis as Mr. Johnson
  • Rachael Cairns as Jamie
  • Michael Phenicie as Jim
  • Brandon Olds as Adam
  • Timothy Paul Perez as Coach Martin
  • Carlo Marks as Michael
  • Melissa Halstrom as Ramona
  • Scott Little as George
  • Matt Bellefleur as Eddie
  • Adrienne Carter as Kendall

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