"Dumplin'" is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher.
The starring cast includes Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean "Dumplin'" Dickson, Jennifer Aniston as Rosie Dickson, Odeya Rush as Ellen "Elle" Dryver, Maddie Baillio as Millie Mitchellchuck, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Hannah, Luke Benward as Bo Larson, Georgie Flores as Callie, Dove Cameron as Bekah Colter, Harold Perrineau as Lee Wayne, Kathy Najimy as Millie's Mom and others.

Here are "Dumplin'" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Dumplin' movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 released the trailer for "Dumplin'" you can watch here:
Dumplin' | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Dumplin' movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Dumplin'" movie plot summary.

Willowdean "Will" Dickson grows up in a small Texas town, raised primarily by her Aunt Lucy. Her mother Rosie (Jennifer Aniston) - who calls her "Dumplin'", much to Will's chagrin - is a former beauty queen, too committed to various pageants to spend time with her daughter, and remains the planner of the town's annual Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant. Lucy introduces Will to Ellen Dryver (Odeya Rush), who becomes Will's best friend, and to the music of Dolly Parton. Six months before Will and Ellen start their final year of high school, Lucy dies. Rosie finds difficulty connecting with Will, who often feels judged about her weight and is embarrassed by her mother's pageant world.
On the first day of school, Will is suspended after defending another overweight girl, Millie Mitchellchuck (Maddie Baillio), from a bully. Will accuses Rosie of resenting Will for her looks, and is upset when Rosie insinuates Lucy should have taken better care of her health. After finding Lucy's application for the Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant when she was 16, Will enters the pageant as an act of "protest in heels". Ellen signs up as well, along with the enthusiastic Millie and their classmate Hannah Perez (Bex Taylor-Klaus), an edgy feminist. Rosie interprets Will's application as a mockery of the pageant, and warns her that pageants are harder than she thinks. Will becomes jealous when Ellen warms to the pageant and the other contestants, and they quarrel after Will tells Ellen to quit.
Bo, who works with Will at the local diner, asks her out to watch a meteor shower. They kiss, but Will panics when Bo innocently touches her back, and leaves abruptly. She feels further alienated when Rosie mentors Bekah Colter (Dove Cameron), the pageant frontrunner, who plans to ask Bo to the Sadie Hawkins dance. After finding a flyer for a bar Lucy frequented, Will takes Millie and Hannah to the bar's Dolly Parton-themed drag show, where Will meets Lee Wayne (Harold Perrineau), a drag queen, who was a close friend of Lucy. During the pageant talent tryouts, Will's choice to perform a magic trick goes poorly. Bo confesses his feelings for Will, having declined to go with Bekah to the dance, but Will is quick to question his attraction; hurt, he accuses her of caring too much about what others think.


Who plays who in the Dumplin' movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Dumplin'" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is Dumplin' movie release date?

"Dumplin'" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 7, 2018 (United States) and on April 4, 2019 (Hungary) distributing by Netflix, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Pioneer Films, Spentzos Films, Anton, Eagle Films, Hungaricom Kft, Inopia Films and NOS Audiovisuais.


What are Dumplin' filming details?

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

"Dumplin'" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about Dumplin' movie?

"Dumplin'" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 85/100. The audience also likes the film.

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