200 Pounds Beauty
Once upon a time, there was a “fat and ugly girl” named Hanna, who was desperately in love with this guy:
Because of her appearance, she was burdened by a deep sense of insecurity that made her feel that she could never do anything right.
Except for one thing:
Her beauty (or lack thereof) is inversely proportional to her voice. She works as a “call center agent” (it’s actually less wholesome than that, hence the quotations) because it was the kind of job that did not require her to show her face at all.
Unfortunately she also did ghost singing for a sexy and beautiful diva, whom the dude up there (*points to first picture*) happens to manage.
Hanna would have been contented with the arrangements if she could have moments like this:
The diva she sang for, however, had to humiliate her publicly so she decides, with the help of advanced medical science, to turn herself into this:
Everyone — except her dog — could not recognize her, which means that she could rebuild her life from scratch.
Or could she?
200 Pounds Beauty is based on the Japanese manga Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu (カンナさん大成功です!) written by Yumiko Suzuki. It’s funny, sad and cheesy all at the same time. While I don’t endorse resorting to extreme measures in order to live your life to the fullest, I suppose it doesn’t hurt to put ourselves in the shoes of those who had plastic surgery (and regretted it!!!) once in a while.
For my part, I kinda feel sorry for women who had to undergo so much ridicule for looking less than perfect then be ridiculed all over again when they actually do achieve that “perfection”. (Remember why actress Heidi Montag underwent surgery? People were encircling her chin in their blogs while saying mean things about her looks. Then when she finally became beautiful via plastic surgery, people started dissing her for not embracing her God-given looks. *Sigh* You can’t win!!)
This is a light-hearted Asian movie, though. Its humor could work for our culture, but I doubt it would be as cute if it were remade by Hollywood. Ohhhh…and this has a Japanese counterpart, Kanna’s Big Success, which my cousin reviewed for my other blog.