The trailer for Matthew Lillard’s directorial feature debut “Fat Kid Rules The World” opens rather inauspiciously with a suicide attempt. Fortunately for Troy BIllings (“Terri” star Jacob Wysocki) –our eponymous fat kid — a charismatic young high school dropout by the name of Marcus (Matt O’Leary) is there to push him out of the path of a speeding bus.
Before long, Marcus has enlisted Troy as drummer in his punk band, and though Troy’s new identity gives him much-needed confidence and purpose, his father is less than thrilled by his choice of friends. The story here is not new, but given the number of indie film fans who harbor nostalgic memories of punk rock adolescence, it will likely warm more than a few hearts.
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