The great folks at www.menemshafilms.com (who are really good people and friends of Chubarama) would like us to remind everyone that the very-funny “A Matter of Size” is currently playing at West Newton Cinema.
Click through for more info on the film, the trailer, and clips.
The film tells the story of four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle who are fed up of dieting and the weight loss club they belong to. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. His friends Aharon and Gidi struggle with the issue of weight in their personal lives; from fear of losing a spouse to a “thinner” man, to coming out as a gay bear. When Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, he discovers the world of Sumo, where large people such as them are honored and appreciated.
Through the restaurant owner Kitano (Togo Igawa), a former Japanese Sumo coach (supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), Herzl and his friends fall in love with a sport involving “two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos”. However, Herzl’s dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava, a plus-size social worker. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind – overweight people learning to accept themselves.