The best movies about weight loss
The new domestic romantic comedy "I'm losing weight," the heroine is trying to drive away the weight to return to her ex-boyfriend. Actress Alexandra Bortich had to first dial and then throw 20 kg in the course of working on the film. What other characters in the movie lose weight on their own or on someone else's will? We remembered the ten-known films about weight loss.
Thinner (1996) / Thinner
Genre: Horror / Fantasy.
Director: Tom Holland.
Starring: Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenny, Bethany Joy Lenz, Time Winters, Howard Erskine.
The horror of Tom Holland, based on the novel by Stephen King, plump lawyer throws a gypsy woman, when night traveling by car. His police friends close affair, not making accusations, and angry father sacrifices imposed on the hero curse. Whatever he ate, the lawyer quickly lose weight and gradually turns into a living skeleton. To make the gypsy to lift the curse, the hero, together with accomplices begins to terrorize the camp.
Just Friends (2005) / Just Friends
Genre: Comedy / Romance.
Director: Roger Kumble.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette.
In romantic comedies Roger Kumble Ryan Reynolds played a guy who was in the school years was plump, lisping and utterly in love with her best friend. Ten years later the hero to lose weight, get rid of other defects and become financially successful resident of Los Angeles. When fate throws him back to his hometown, he's trying to lure former passion, which became a bartender. "Thick" Reynolds scenes were shot with the help of make-up and a "fat suit".
Love on a diet (2001) / Love on a Diet
Genre: Comedy / Romance.
Directed by: Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai.
Starring: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Rikiya Kurokawa, Asuka Higuchi, Wang Tian-lin.
17 years before, "I'm losing weight," well-known Hong Kong directors Wai Ka-Fai and Johnnie To directed the romantic comedy of the well-fed woman who wants to lose weight before a meeting with her ex-boyfriend, who became a famous musician. As in, "I'm losing weight", the heroine turns for help to a fellow "Unfortunately the weight", and together they make every effort to lose weight. However, unlike Alexandra Bortich Chinese star Sammi Cheng and Andy Lau did not dare to actually gain weight. They played their characters in "fat suits".
The Death Becomes Her (1992) / Death Becomes Her
Genre: Comedy / Horror / Fantasy.
Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini, Ian Ogilvy.
In black fantastic comedy by Robert Zemeckis wealthy women use the wonderful tool that gives them eternal life, and attractive youthful appearance, including weight loss. However, eternal life does not mean that the heroines of the body are reduced in the case of serious injury, including incompatible with life. So that over time the heroine begin to live as living corpses, dilapidated and decaying, but not to move to another world. The movie became a hit and was rolling "Oscar" for visual effects.
The Nutty Professor (1996) / The Nutty Professor
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Fantasy. Director: Tom Shedyaka.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappell.
The farcical comedy Tom Shedyaka plump professor of biology creates a tool that instantly transforms it into a handsome sports. However, due to this occurs when excess testosterone hearted hero becomes aggressive and unpleasant type. In essence, this is a variation on the theme of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", but with vulgar jokes. Due to changing clothes, makeup and special effects Eddie Murphy played not only the two main characters, but also the five members of the central character of the family.
First Love (2004) / Primo amore
Genre: Drama / Romance.
Directed by Matteo Garrone.
Starring: Michela Cheskon, Vitaliano Trevisan, Roberto Comacchio, Alberto Re Paolo Kapoduro.
No, this is not the film adaptation of the novel by Ivan Turgenev and musical film Yegor Druzhinin. It is a grim drama of Italian Matteo Garonne on the jeweler, who is obsessed with the subtlety and elegance of jewelry made from precious metals. When a man meets a young woman, show interest, he insists that she must lose weight to pathological, impossible weight. And character is subject. So begins a dangerous sadomasochistic game with anorexia. The film won the "Silver Bear" at the Berlin Film Festival.
The Machinist (2004) / The Machinist
Genre: Drama / Thriller.
Director: Brad Anderson.
Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside.
In the psychological thriller Brad Anderson protagonist suffers from pathological insomnia and paranoia, as well as the frightening visions. All this leads to the fact that within a year he was rapidly losing weight and turns into a living skeleton. For shooting in the film Christian Bale lost weight up to 54 kg - with growth of 183 cm, he hoped to bring the weight up to 45 kg, but he was stopped by the doctors.. After this test, the actor had to gain weight for six months and turn into pitching, to play in the blockbuster "Batman Begins."
Into the Wild (2007) / Into the Wild
Genre: Biography / Drama / Adventure.
Director: Sean Penn.
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Derker.
The tragic biopic Sean Penn told the real story of a guy who decided to live alone in nature and at some point discovered that because of the spill turbulent river can not go back to the people. So he slowly died of starvation. Featured actor Emile Hirsch had to lose weight twice during filming - first to create a basic pattern, and even more for the final pieces in which his character is painfully thin. The film was nominated for two "Oscar". Many critics have recognized it as one of the best 2007 movies.
The Pianist (2002) / The Pianist
Genre: Biography / War / Drama.
Director: Roman Polanski.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman.
By the end of the Second World War in Poland there are about 10% of its former Jewish population. Among those who miraculously survived the Holocaust, it was the future director Roman Polanski and pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. Half a century later, Polanski filmed the story of Szpilman, who at the end of the war hiding in a deserted Warsaw ghetto. The man was almost no food or water, and musician, who first are sketchy, it turned into dystrophic. Of course, this was only a small part of the nightmare through which had to pass Spielmann. The film received three "Oscars" and the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) / The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Drama / Thriller.
Director: Jonathan Demme.
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Brooke Smith, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine.
The horror-thriller by Jonathan Demme forced weight loss is the key to understanding the psychology of a serial killer who is looking for the main character. Villain sews clothes made of skin of their victims. So he kidnaps chubby girls and keeping them in captivity until their skin does not droop. "Silence of the Lambs" has brought the creators of the five key "Oscars". The tape is considered a classic of modern Hollywood genre cinema. This is so far the only horror, which received the "Oscar" in the "Best Film" category.