'Dumplin': Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Parton, and Ginger Minj make this Netflix flick a December must-watch
The film is about the journey of a young woman embracing herself and acknowledging her deep-seated insecurities and learning to deal with them along the way.
Netflix has many shows and movies to boast of this year especially with all the additions they are planning for the very last month. One of the most anticipated movies set for release on Friday, December 7, is the Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald starrer ‘Dumplin,’’ based on Julie Murphy’s novel by the same name.
Narrating the story of Willowdean "Dumplin" Dickson (Macdonald), the film is about the journey of a young woman embracing herself and acknowledging her deep-seated insecurities and learning to deal with them along the way. Aniston plays Dumplin’s self-centered mom Rosie Dickson, a former teen beauty queen who is still a legend in the circuits. From the looks of the trailer, it is evident that this going to be a movie that we will remember and quote for a long time.
There are many aspects predicting the success of the film — the very first one being Aniston. From Rachel Green in ‘Friends’ to Claire Bennett in ‘Cake,’ we have seen this talented and versatile actress take on many a diverse role, but none of them remotely similar to Rosie, a well-meaning yet clueless mother of a teenager. She is obsessed with her looks and undoubtedly loves her daughter, but somehow the two seem to be working against each other.
The trailer for the film indicates that she would go to any lengths for her daughter and it also does not particularly seem to indicate any fat-shaming on her part, which may be a part of the reason why despite name callings from the rest of the world, Dumplin’ seems to have an admirable self-confidence.
Despite the sweet words and even spending quite a bit of time together, Rosie is predictably incapable of expressing pure, unadulterated maternal love, which is probably why her daughter is hit with a wall of insecurities when she learned that someone may actually like her. Her mother taught her to be proud, but not how to reciprocate love.
This caricature of a woman, who chooses to live in her teenage glory, however, somehow manages to be a three-dimensional character. From love for her daughter to pride in her craft, Rosie is her own person, who happens to be unintentionally funny, and we are certainly looking forward to seeing Aniston embody this character.
Bringing the Country in 'Dumplin'' to full circle is the iconic Dolly Parton, who made the soundtrack album for the Netflix film. Scheduled to be released on November 30, this gem is produced by Dolly Records and RCA Nashville. The movie is obviously pegged to have some of the greatest songs you have heard in recent times, with gems featuring the likes of Elle King, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Sia, and Mavis Staples.
Here is a taste of what to expect :
If Aniston and Parton aren't selling the movie for you, may we interest you in a drag show? The movie will see one of the most popular and funniest drag queens, Ginger Minj performing as Parton. From the looks of it, the "neat, petite and ready to eat" Minjie is going to be somewhat of a mentor for the plus-sized fashionista-to-be, Dumplin'.
If you have seen season 7 of 'Drag Race' or season 2 of 'All Stars' you already know Minj is a talent to be reckoned with. We hope a complete look into one of her performances is on the table. The trailer showed a group of queens, but only Minj's face was clearly visible, and we can't wait to see which other Ru girl will make a cameo in the film.
With Aniston, Parton and Minj, 'Dumplin'' is a sure-shot win to us, so don't forget to add it to your watchlist come December 7.