Jennifer Aniston Plays a Pageant Mother in the First Trailer for New Netflix Movie

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming dramedy Dumplin’. Directed by Anne Fletcher (Step UpThe Proposal) and starring Jennifer Aniston, the movie follows Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald), a plus size model and daughter of a former beauty queen, as she signs up for her mother’s pageant as a protest. That protest soon escalates when others follow her lead, eventually revolutionizing the business and her small town in Texas with it.

This is an interesting. On one hand, you have a well-known and very talented actress in Jennifer Aniston who has overwhelmingly succeeded in this specific genre for years. But that other hand consists of director Anne Fletcher. Fletcher has some really good movies to her name like Step Up27 Dresses and The Proposal, the only iffy part is that those three movies were all almost ten years ago. Since then, she’s made The Guilt Trip and Hot Pursuit, each being movies that I saw once and will never choose to watch again. Being a Netflix movie definitely helps its cause, but Fletcher’s resume over the last 6+ years scares me a bit. Let’s hope she’s able to turn back the clock a bit with Dumplin’.

Check out the first trailer for the movie below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments. What did you think of the trailer? Is Jennifer Aniston the right call for this role? How about Fletcher? Do you like her movies? Also starring Dove Cameron, Odeya Rush and Bex Taylor-Klaus, Dumplin’ will be released on Netflix on December 7th.

Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

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