Muffin Top A Love Story Review

Last Updated on March 6, 2023 by ellen

Muffin Top: A Love Story is the story of Suzanne, a Women’s Studies Pop Culture professor at a college in California. She studies images of women in media for a living.  Like most women, she feels insecure by the air-brushed, perfect women the media displays on television and in print.  She is feeling even more insecure since she has been going through fertility treatments to try to get pregnant and she’s gained weight because of it.

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Muffin Top A Love Story

Muffin Top A Love Story

Suzanne’s husband has a high-powered job and is (honestly) a bit of a jerk. Suzanne discovers on her fortieth birthday that her husband is leaving her for his much younger (gorgeous) assistant, who is pregnant with his child. This is difficult enough for anyone to deal with.

But, Suzanne finds herself comparing her body to her husband’s new fling. She realizes that her 40-year-old body is no longer in the shape it used to be. She becomes slightly obsessed with losing weight, having lip injections to get the perfect pouty lips, and finding out who she really is.

a woman looking at herself in the mirror

Muffin Top: A Love Story is about her search for herself and what’s important to her after her breakup. It’s a look at the ups and downs that she goes through with men, fad diets, liposuction, and mood swings that manages to be both hysterical and touching at the same time.  

Most importantly, Muffin Top: A Love Story is an honest look at body image. It’s a look at the unrealistic goals we have for our bodies based on television and advertising and how that impacts the decisions we make for ourselves.

Watch the trailer here.

Muffin Top a Love Story review

I’m not generally a fan of love stories or chick flicks but this movie really is so much more than that.  As a 47-year-old woman, I can totally relate to what Suzanne was going through and her negative feelings about her body image. The movie presented her story in a way that made me laugh out loud. Even my husband, who definitely doesn’t watch romances laughed through the movie.

Finally, you can watch the movie On Demand right now. Or, check for local listings. Muffin Top: A Love Story is definitely a must-watch. Watch it now.

They released this movie in 2014. I was not able to find a DVD. So, look for it on Amazon Prime and Hulu. You may also enjoy The Redeeming Love movie.

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16 thoughts on “Muffin Top A Love Story Review

  1. I would love to see this movie. It sounds like a great story line. I think most women are self-conscious about their bodies and would relate to the movie. I could only imagine the humor as well. 🙂

  2. Muffin Top sounds sadly like real life. I hate hearing that women feel less beautiful as the years go by. I’m so grateful that my husband only has eyes for me no matter how many pounds or curves I gain!

  3. This sounds like a great movie that shows women they’re not alone in the things they think after a breakup, like how we tend to get down on ourselves.

  4. Oh I have to watch this. I am working on getting myself fit and I am working hard to keep the more negative thoughts away as I just try to get my body in a more healthy place.

  5. Interesting looking movie. Makes me think of the other day – I remarked to my sister something about wanting to get rid of my muffin top, and she replied that the top is the best part of the muffin. 😉

  6. I must be the luckiest woman alive!! My dear sweet husband of 30 years has never,,not once said anything bad about my body….

  7. Saw the movie in Seattle this week. The concept is wonderful, but the movie didn’t really give enough time to character development. The David Arquette character made the movie almost unwatchable. Other than that, it had some really funny moments. The movie as a whole left me a little flat though.

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