Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus 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.
- Matthew Lillard
- Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary, Billy Campbell
A relatively respectable slice of high school outsider storytelling.Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 10.04.2012
Affecting performances and effective storytelling are the hallmarks of Fat Kid Rules the World, actor Matthew Lillard's debut effort as a feature director.Joe Leydon, Variety, 10.01.2012
Endearingly uneven.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 10.11.2012
The movie is achingly slow, and by the time it's over, the story is about where it should have been after about 45 minutes.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 10.18.2012