Amusing Red Band Trailer for Matthew Lillard’s Fat Kid Rules the World

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Guess what? Matthew Lillard directed a movie. Wanna know something else? It looks surprisingly good. I’m not the biggest Matthew Lillard fan on the planet — “SLC Punk”, however, is exceptionally badass — but I must say that his upcoming comedy/drama “Fat Kid Rules the World” has potential. The red band trailer is a little long in the tooth, but it’s certainly worth investigating if you like fat kids and rock music. And who doesn’t?

This synopsis does a much better job of explaining the plot:

Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy’s father becomes increasingly concerned about his son’s new friendship.

Okay, maybe it doesn’t do a great job of explaining things, but at least you have a better idea of what’s going on. Right? The film is currently screening at SXSW this week. The trailer, meanwhile, awaits.

Via : THR

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
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