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The Fluffy Movie.

Even after the 100-pound weight loss that provides much of the fodder for his first theatrical concert film, Mexican-American comedian Gabriel Iglesias cuts the contented, spherical figure of a well-fed house cat--one possible interpretation of his nickname, Fluffy. But Iglesias (who played the club DJ in "Magic Mike") is the one who has the audience eating out of his hand for most of "The Fluffy Movie," an enjoyable if never electrifying record of his Unity Through Laughter standup tour. One of the rare concert films to earn a full-scale theatrical treatment in the VOD era, this Open Road release opened last weekend to $1.7 million, suggesting that, despite Fluffy's formidable fanbase (including 6 million Facebook followers), the film won't land anywhere near the two recent concert pics of Kevin Flart, which grossed a combined $40 million. Still, those who do turn out will surely be pleased, as will a few Fluffy virgins (like this reviewer). Iglesias proves wonderfully at ease in front of a crowd, and his best jokes, which are more like long, Bill Cosby-ish stories, strike a universal chord.

DIRECTOR: Manny Rodriguez WITH: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Briilon, Alfred Robles, Armando C. Cosio, Rick Gutierrez, Piolin, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Ron White, William Johnson, Tommy Chong, Julio Cesar Chavez, Martin Moreno

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Author:Foundas, Scott
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Aug 5, 2014
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