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Watch: Trailer for Matthew Lillard's Punk Rock Coming of Age Tale 'Fat Kid Rules the World'

Indiewire By Chris Pomorski | Indiewire September 26, 2012 at 1:21PM

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.
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Jacob Wysocki in "Fat Kid Rules the World."
SXSW Jacob Wysocki in "Fat Kid Rules the World."

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.

Check out the Indiewire review here.

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