To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom.
I did not know anything about the story before I watched the movie. As a life-long Dolly Parton fan, I would have been eager to see it if I had known several characters would idolize her and that Dolly's life and career would serve as an inspiration to all. The movie is a feel-good gem. Danielle MacDonald is a future favorite, and Jennifer Aniston shows real talent in making her cliched character something more. I recommend it to all.