Monday, September 04, 2017

Movie Review: 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

200 Pounds Beauty (2006): Hanna is a very large girl with a warm heart. She also possesses an unbelievable voice. Hanna wants to become a pop-singer, but due to her extra-large appearance, can only work as a faceless singer. She provides the vocals for a popular singer named Amy, a beautiful young lady that can’t carry a note to save her life. One day, she decides to have full-body plastic surgery to change her look.

My rating: 2.5/5 stars (★)

I was complaining a lot throughout the whole movie, simply because I had a whole lot to disagree. I know for a fact that this is a pretty old movie, it was released more than 10 years ago, but the fact that "beauty" is being defined with being skinny & having a "perfect face" still irks me to no end. In 200 Pounds Beauty, Hanna was treated unfairly just because she was overweight and didn't have the "perfect face" despite having a wonderful voice.

Though I think it was rather stupid, but it was understandable when Hanna wished to undergo a full-body plastic surgery and changed her look drastically. The people around her all forced her to decide on getting the surgery, and I'm more than positive that a lot of women (and maybe men) in real life had done the same thing because of the same reason. The very thing that people like Hanna need is self-confidence. Instead of going for a plastic surgery, Hanna could have worked out and go through a diet to gain the body that she would be comfortable in. Shedding the weight was definitely a healthier idea than getting a plastic surgery. Even after getting under the knife, Hanna ever gained any real self-confidence, which later got her into more trouble.

Despite all of the mess, I think the actual message from the story is really actually for all of us to accept ourselves for who we are, and not to change just for the sake of others. And that message is beautiful. I think the ending was rather good, even though I don't think it will ever happen in real life, because we all know that not everyone can be accepting, especially in a short amount of time. If you have watched the movie, you'll understand what I meant. 

To anyone reading this, remember that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Just because someone does not think you're beautiful, that does not mean you are ugly. You are beautiful, learn to love yourself more. Don't let anyone change you from who you really are.

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'

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