Directed by: Matthew Bonifacio
Written by: Carmine Famiglietti, Matthew Bonifacio
Starring: Carmine Famiglietti, Miriam Shor, Michael Aronov, Sharon Angela, Susan Varon, Lou Martini
Release Date: March 26, 2010
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Neil Perota (Carmine Famiglietti) is seriously overweight. At twenty-seven years old, he weighs over 300 pounds, lives at home with his parents in Brooklyn, and is obsessed and controlled by food. When he suffers a heart attack two days before his sister’s wedding, he is ordered to follow a strict diet, yet still cannot kick his habit. Two months later, when Neil’s sister (Sharon Angela) finally has her rescheduled wedding, it is not the $50,000 fairly tale she originally planned, but a $10,000, rain-soaked fiasco in her backyard. Disappointment leads Theresa’s drunken husband (Lou Martini), who has caught Neil cheating on his diet, to expose Neil in front of all their guests. The humiliation gives Neil the wake-up call he really needs, and he decides that he has to leave home if he wants to make a real change. He moves out of the city and 300 miles north into a dilapidated trailer in the country to try and shed the excess pounds. His childhood friend Sacco (Michael Aronov), a drug addict, soon visits Neil, and decides to stay with him in the trailer so they can battle their addictions together. But after a difficult confrontation between the two, Sacco leaves Neil to face the mission of saving himself on his own. Over one year in isolation, Neil learns how to compromise, survive and falls in love for the first time with a local waitress (Miriam Shor). The lessons he learns are at the heart of this truly funny, touching and inspirational work.