Lying to be perfect (2010) is a modern Cinderella movie that will make you re-evaluate your perspective in life and once again, believe in happy endings (at least for me). It is a must watch movie that will truly inspire you – totally relatable to real life scenarios.
The story revolves around Nola Devlin (Poppy Montgomery), an overweight, frumpy magazine editor who is dissed by her co-workers for her appearance alone. She created a secret alter ego, Belinda Apple – a famous and reclusive advice columnist, to prove her co-workers otherwise. Nola and her two BFFs, tired of getting treated rudely based on their weight and their waist sizes made a pact (Cinderella Pact) to help each other loose weight in 4 months inspired by Apple’s advises. But, as they loose dress sizes, they face real issues that will test their friendship and build their self-esteem.
Here are some quotes from the movie that I just love love love:
“Was it hard? Yes. How did I do it? By reclaiming my power and getting out of my own way……”
“You should create the life you deserve.”
You want a life? Get one! Grant yourself a wish to change and stop complaining then do something.”
“Sometimes you have to close your eyes and read between the lines.”
“We are all similar, no matter what our size. Within each of us there is a unique beauty and grace.”
“She needed a fairy godmother to empower her with kind of self-confidence it takes to reject the insecurity brought on by unrealistic, overachieving,anorexic images in the media.”
“Can’t is not part of our vocabulary.”
“Nobody said this is gonna be easy, right?”
“Fat or thin, you deserve that job. You need to believe that you deserve it.”
“NO more broken cookies, NO more standing in the shadows, it’s time you took center stage.”
“There were people who told me that I was just a BIG GIRL with BIG DREAMS.”
You can watch the movie at this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80ktJ6ECYt0
Or you can also read the book it was based on entitled “The Cinderella Pact” by Sarah Strohmeyer.