The Best (and Worst!) Big-Screen Body Image Moments

For every good line in a girl-power flick, there's Debbie Downer marathon like Shallow Hal. Here, some of the most memorable moments on film -- both good and bad (15 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:03AM

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The Best (and Worst!) Big-Screen Body Image Moments

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The film: 'Eat Pray Love' (2010)

Why we love it: Julia Roberts’ Liz Gilbert is in Naples with a friend who doesn’t want to eat a drool-worthy pizza because she’s feeling fat. Julia’s character rhetorically asks her if she has ever been with a man, taken off her clothes and had him get up and leave? Of course not, she reasons: The man is psyched just to have a naked woman in his bed! The two women proceed to indulge and agree to buy bigger jeans later that day.

Lesson learned: We can’t deny ourselves life’s ultimate pleasures -- like an authentic Italian pizza Margherita -- just to please members of the opposite sex (who, by the way, would never pass up such a decadent treat.)

We love this moment of throwing carb caution to the wind because we're more familiar with the clothing-size-obsessed antics of the next film...

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