The Daily Stream: Heavyweights Understood Fat Characters Better In 1995 Than Hollywood Does Today

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Heavyweights”Where You Can Stream It: Disney+The Pitch: Teenager Gerry Garner (Aaron Schwartz) is excited to hang out with his friends and enjoy his summer vacation, only to come home from the last day of school to an intervention from his parents regarding his weight.

Without his knowledge or consent, Gerry is being sent off to Camp Hope, a weight loss camp for boys run by The Bushkins (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara).

Gerry is initially against the idea, but after meeting veteran camper Roy (Kenan Thompson) and the enthusiastic camp counselor Pat Finley (Tom McGowan), Gerry thinks this summer might not be so bad after all. Unfortunately, all of that changes when the Bushkins announce that

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