Find out who you are and do it on purpose
Dumplin’ is an American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Kristin Hahn. It is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. The film stars Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson, Jennifer Anistonas her mother, Rosie Dickson, and Odeya Rush as her best friend, Ellen Dryver.
At the preliminary event, Rosie is touched and impressed by Will’s presentation, and it results in Ellen’s and her making up. At home, Rosie and Will reconcile over memories of Lucy. At the pageant, Will performs a Dolly Parton tribute with her magic tricks, and is a success with the crowd. Millie performs a Christian song, which is also a success. While Rosie is overwhelmed with pride, she is forced to disqualify Will due to costume modifications made without her approval, and in order not to be seen as making an exception for her daughter. After Ellen’s boyfriend is unable to escort her for the formal wear presentation, Will does so, as no rule prohibits a disqualified contestant from escorting a participating one. Millie is awarded first runner up, and Bekah wins the pageant queen title. Will leaves and reconciles with Bo, and the two share a kiss. The movie ends with everyone spending time at the bar where Aunt Lucy brought so much joy to everyone.