Dumplin' is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher.

Official trailers

Netflix on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Dumplin' | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Willowdean Dickson is nicknamed "Dumplin" by her mother, Rosie, and "Will" by everybody else. She spends much of her childhood primarily raised and taught by her Aunt Lucy, who introduces Will to Ellen Dryver, who becomes her best friend. Lucy instills a love of Dolly Parton and self-confidence in Will, but six months before Will and Ellen start their final year of high school, Lucy dies. Rosie is a past beauty queen and celebrity in their small Texas town. Will is often faced with confusion when people find out Rosie is her mother, due to Will's more heavyset figure. Due to her mother's various time commitments, Will doesn't spend much time with Rosie who is dependent on Will to accompany her to various events. Will finds pageant season - a big event in their town - a ridiculous hoopla, and finds her mother's participation as pageant judge and the emphasis on beauty as overemphasized and doesn't participate in or encourage either. Rosie remains a judge on the town's annual Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant every year, an event girls in town start preparing for months in advance. Following Lucy's death, Rosie finds difficulty connecting with Will who is resentful and embarrassed by her mother's world. On Will and Ellen's first day of school, Will is suspended after defending another overweight girl, Millie Michalchuck, from a bully. Following this, Will accuses Rosie of being resentful of Will for her looks and is upset when Rosie insinuates that Lucy would still be alive if she had taken better care of her health. After finding Lucy's application to try out for the Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant when she was 16, Will decides to try out in an act of a "protest in heels". After Will signs up, Millie - who is enthusiastic and pitied by Will - decides to sign up as well. Hannah Perez, an edgy feminist at their school, also signs up. Rosie interprets Will's application as a mockery of the pageant industry, and warns Will that pageants are harder than she thinks. In preparation for the pageant, Will stubbornly refuses to participate and is angry and jealous of Millie and Ellen's willingness to do so. After telling Ellen to quit, the pair fight, with Ellen upset that Will is so untrusting of her.


Danielle Macdonald
Willowdean "Dumplin'" Dickson
Jennifer Aniston
Rosie Dickson
Odeya Rush
Ellen "Elle" Dryver
Maddie Baillio
Millie Michalchuk
Bex Taylor-Klaus
Hannah Perez
Luke Benward
Bo Larson
Georgie Flores
Callie Reyes
Dove Cameron
Bekah Colter
Harold Perrineau
Lee Wayne / Rhea Ranged
Kathy Najimy
Millie's Mom
Hilliary Begley
Lucy Dickson
Sam Pancake
Dan Finnerty
Eugene Reed
Molly McNearney
Delia Shepherd
Tian Richards
Ryan Dinning
Andrew Fletcher
Joshua Allan Eads
Candee Disch (as Ginger Minj)
Jason Cozmo
Dolly Parton Drag Queen
Brent Star
Dolly Parton Drag Queen
Luna Eclipse
Dolly Parton Drag Queen
Brigette Bidet
Dolly Parton Drag Queen
Oscar Gale
Bouncer at Hideaway
Ariana Guerra
Pageant AD
Julia Denton
Former Beauty Queen
Kaye Singleton
Miss Burgundy
Grace Junot
Miss Hall
Maya Reid
Autumn Dial
Pageant Girl
Hannah Brie Howard
Pageant Yodeler
Julia Race
Pageant Sexy Dancer
Brooke Bowe
Pageant Acrobat Dancer
Lexi Arias
Pageant Ballet Dancer
Annaleise Mayo
Pageant Violinist
Brooke Hartzog
Young Willowdean
Taegen Burns
Young Ellen
Luke Donaldson
Boy Outside Donut Shop
Denitra Isler


Principal photography began on August 21, 2017, in Covington, Georgia and ended in October.

The film Dumplin' was scheduled to be released on December 7, 2018 (United States) by Netflix, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Pioneer Films, Spentzos Films, Anton, Eagle Films, Hungaricom Kft and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. The film's budget is $13 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Dumplin' got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: netflix.com/title/80201490

IMDB: Dumplin'

Wikipedia: Dumplin' (film)

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