2. Phat Girlz (2006)
Director: Nnegest Likké
Stars: Mo'Nique, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Kendra C. Johnson
Lame Love Song: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," Aretha Franklin
Love Conquers: Weight issues
The plot of this film is based on the idea that Nigerian dudes like fat chicks, and while we can't confirm or deny that, we don't think this is the ideal premise for a romantic comedy. The film's turning point involves Mo'Nique temporarily ceasing her diet and cleaning her room, which we don't think is the ideal turning point for a romantic comedy. The climax of the film involves the Nigerian guy clearing up a relatively minor misunderstanding between him and Mo'Nique, which we don't think is an ideal ending for a romantic comedy.
This feather-light plot doesn't sound as much like a movie as it does a 90-minute Lane Bryant commercial.