Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight and suicidal. His life takes a much needed upturn when he's rescued by a charming, too-cool-for-school (literally) dropout-turned-musician, Marcus. The two misfits start a punk band, and Troy slowly but surely finds a reason to keep on keepin' on. If you liked Hesher
, you'll love Fat Kid Rules the World
(unless, of course, you only saw Hesher
for shirtless Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Catch Fat Kid
's St. Louis premiere at the AMC Chesterfield 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2012