“Lbs.” the Movie

(From left: Matthew Bonifacio, me, my mom,
Carmine Famiglietti, and Lou Martini, Jr.)

Please Note: This page is not endorsed by or run by anyone related to “Lbs.”  It is simply my personal one stop shopping spot for one of my favorite movies! (And I haven’t even seen the theatrical version yet! – Finally got to see it and I still love it!)

The Facts:

Official Site

Truly Indie (w/Press Kit)

Facebook Site

Production Photos on Facebook

Carmine Famiglietti on Twitter



(some great fan reviews)

Rotten Tomatoes

My Reviews/Thoughts:

My “Lbs.” Movie Experience

“Monday Came” (Re: Lbs the Movie)

My Story & Why Lbs. the Movie Is Important to Me

A list of all other posts I’ve made mentioning “Lbs.”

2010 Release Dates:

3/26 Village East Cinema, New York City
4/9 Landmark Theatres Kendall Square Cinema, Boston, MA
4/23 Landmark Theatres Lagoon Cinema, Minneapolis, MN
5/7 Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema, Washington, DC
5/14 BIG Cinemas Manhattan, New York City
7/12 Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA
7/25 Cinema Paradiso, FLIFF, Fort Lauderdale, FL
8/20 Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC


YouTube – Trailer:

“Lbs.” Cast on IMDb:

Link Actor/Actress “Lbs.” Character
IMDb Matthew Bonifacio Co-Writer, Director
Carmine Famiglietti Co-Writer, “Neil Perota”
IMDb Michael Aronov “Sacco Valenzia”
Miriam Shor “Lara Griffin”
IMDb Sophia Antonini “Deirdre”
IMDb Lou Martini, Jr. “Anthony Lanzo”
IMDb Sharon Angela “Theresa Perota”
IMDb Susan Varon “Connie Perota”
IMDb Fil Formicola “Lou Perota”
IMDb Eric Leffler “Lee Dawkins”
IMDb Patrick Michael Buckley “Vito”
IMDb Gino Cafarelli “Dante”


YouTube – Interview with Carmine Famiglietti and Matthew Bonifacio:

Reuters Video With Carmine and Matthew:

Great Q104.3 Carmine Famiglietti Interview with Sonstein

WBZ Carmine Famiglietti Interview with Laurie Kirby


Diamond in the Rough:  Film distributor turns to Adobe® video software, Adobe OpenHD™
workstations, and a digital intermediate workflow to polish Lbs.
for theatrical release

Smashing Magazine gives props to the official website of “Lbs.”


“Monday Came” by J.R. Richards and featuring Michael Carey



2004 Sundance:

Sundance Pre-Production Interview with Director Matthew Bonifacio

2004 Mention in The Brooklyn Paper re: Sundance

2004 Mention in the NY Daily News re: Sundance

A NIGHT OUT WITH: Matthew Bonifacio and Carmine Famiglietti; Our Big Fat Film

Sundance photos on MSN Movies

Box Office Info:

NYC – 1st Weekend Box Office Results

Weekly Box Office Coverage (3/26 – 4/1) – Daily Variety

Weekly Box Office Coverage (4/2 – 4/8) – Daily Variety

Weekly Box Office Coverage (4/9 – 4/15) – Daily Variety

Weekly Box Office Coverage (4/23 – 4/29) – Daily Variety

The Numbers

Print News/Reviews/Mentions:

Nominated for John Cassavetes Spirit Award

“Lbs.” Cast rings opening bell at NASDAQ

NY Times

NY Daily News

The Hollywood Reporter

Film Journal International

Greenpoint Star

The Village Voice

NY Post

Time Out New York

Mentioned in this Newsweek article

Boxoffice Magazine


News Mag

New York Magazine

New York Press



Movie Review Intelligence

Screen & Heard: 14th Philadelphia Film Festival Review

The L Magazine

Stage and Cinema

The Boston Phoenix

Boston Globe

Pittsburgh Morning Sun

Philly Burbs

Minneapolis Star Tribune


Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Washington Post

Village Voice Blogs



Audio/Video Film Reviews:

KUOW Presents Gluttony in the Movies (“Lbs.” is at about 6:55 min)

“Lbs.” starts at about 1:25 min:

Movie Review Blogs:

Lars Hindsley

Hammer to Nail

The All Movie Blog


What Would Toto Watch?

NYC Movie Guru

Gore Gore Dancer Movie Reviews
(Warning:  contains many spoilers & is actually a horror movie review site)

Trust Movies
(This one has great interviews with Carmine Famiglietti and Matthew Bonifacio)

Hollywood Elsewhere
(A good review from someone claiming to despise obese people)

Fellow WL Blogs:

Thank God It’s Lunchtime

The Dreaming Pool

The Connectivore’s Dilemma

Skye’s the Limit
(A short post about my trip from a good friend who is as excited about “Lbs.” as I am!)


Very short thread on Precision Nutrition

eFilm Critic

An American Family Blog
(contains spoilers)

Yahoo! Movies Reviews

Listed on National Eating Disorders Association Video Resource List

Small Group World

2 Responses to this entry

  • Jessica Says:

    How can we get quotes from the movie “Lbs.” I’ve been looking got the monologue at the end everywhere. I completely fell in love with
    This movie! Was impeccable! Any way thanks for reading this!


    Posted on June 19th, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply | Quote
  • Pamela Says:

    Hi Jessica! I’m so sorry that I haven’t written you back before now. I’m not entirely sure about the answer to your question, but I will look and see if I can find out for you! Are you just wanting the text?

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the movie! I know the characters in it aren’t always loveable, so that has thrown a lot of people off, but I think it has a lot of good qualities.

    Thanks for your message and I’ll see what I can find out!

    Posted on June 25th, 2012 at 1:35 pm Reply | Quote

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