Georgie Godwin has not left his apartment for 23 years. Ever since the death of his mother, eating has been his main occupation. In a way, food intake has become his job. His »manager«, a taxi driver, regularly hauls in tourists, especially Asians – he takes them to Godwin’s living room for a surcharge, promising to show them the eighth wonder of the world: the fattest man in Great Britain. Godwin has come to accept his role, but his quaint life is unsettled by two events. One is that his perennial competitor, »Big Brian«, challenges him to compare their weights in public; the other is his developing friendship with 18-year-old Amy, who tries to win him over for a healthier lifestyle. Godwin is hesitant: what if he was not the fattest man in Britain anymore? He would just be another fat ass like so many others. Though in a monstrous »fat suit«, delightful Timothy Spall is compelling in the title role. The soundtrack was created by Badly Drawn Boy.
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Selected filmography David Blair
STRAITHBLAIR (1992), THE LAKES (1997), ANNA KARENINA (2000), THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE (2007), TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (2009), THE STREET (2009)