Run, Fatboy, Run
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Five years ago Dennis was at the altar about to marry Libby, his pregnant fiancée. He got cold feet and ran for the hills and he's been going in circles ever since. When Dennis discovers Libby's hooked up with high-flying-go-getter Whit, he realizes it's now or never. He enters a marathon to show he's more than a quitter but then finds out just how much sweat, strain and tears it takes to run for 26 miles. Nobody gives him a chance but Dennis knows this is his only hope to more than a running joke.]]>
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The story is neither original nor complicated. At their wedding, Simon Pegg's character gets cold feet and takes off without explanation, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind. 5 years down the line he, now a fat, pathtic looser without the mone to pay the rent, realises that he actually left the love of his life behind that day. She has found a rich, handsome, athletic American played very well by Hank Azaria, and has no need for her former fiance. So to win her back, Pegg must compete against his American competitor in a marathon race. Chaos and hilarity ensues.
Simon Pegg, who is nothing short of a comic genius, plays the gormless loser so joyously well, and adds to it his incredible sense of physical comedy. His American rival is in turn played expertly by Mr. Azaria, who somehow manages to portray a character that at the same time is absolutely charming, wonderful, and thoroughly unlikeable. The always funny Dylan Moran adds his own interesting personae to the character Gordon, the best friend of Peggs character. Also a guest visit from Little Britains David Walliams, makes for a nice little surprise.
I'm not the biggest fan of director David Schwimmer, but I must admit that he's done a decent job with this one. The score, scenery, production, and all the rest of it is also done quite well.
So in conclusion I'll say, that while "Run Fat Boy Run" is not in any way original or spellbinding, it does provide some solid laughs and is never boring. Definitely recommendable.
If you can get past the idea that this film is going to be charming, rather than more satirical and crude, well, you find that the result isn't that bad. 5 star material, not so much for me, and really probably more in the 3.5 range overall, but I'm rounding up a bit as I happen to think charming isn't such a bad thing to be.
Simon Pegg plays Dennis, a man that ditched his pregnant girlfriend (Libby, played by Thande Newton) at the altar. Years later he finds himself working as a security guard that can't run more than a few blocks to try to catch the shoplifter that ripped off the shop we works at. Ah, the difference a few years, many cigarettes and not so healthy eating makes for.
Dennis is a not so dependable father to the son that Libby has been raising by herself, and meanwhile Libby has found another potential love interest (played by Hank Azaria) who seems to make Dennis all the more sad over the love he lost.Read more ›
David Schwimmer who directs this smart and funny love story is to be commended for giving us an inspiring feel good romantic comedy without over loading it with artificial sweeteners.
It's comical, but with a touch of inspiration.
It's about a man who sets out to prove his love to a woman, only to find himself in the process.
Some bad language, which I'd prefer was left out of every movie, but fairly clean film for teenagers and above.
I have yet to see anything that Simon Pegg was in that wasn't brilliant.
If you take movies too seriously, this is not the best movie for you. It is a very goofy romantic comedy, definitely good for a date.
Great comedy by "David Schwimmer" (you know, ROSS from Friends). The lead role is Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), he was great, as usual, in his role as the underachieving dad and ex-fiance of Thandie Newton (The Truth About Charlie), also starring Hank Azaria (Along Came Polly, Mystery Men)as Thandie Newtons "perfect" new boyfriend!
I didn't have high hopes for this movie going in, but it was excellent.
Very, very funny. This movie will definitely brighten your day / night!
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This is a movie you watch on a less than perfect day, when your brain is fried from too much work/school, and you need something to cheer you up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SinJin
I love this movie. The title is terrible. The characters are hilarious. Has a real sweet heart to it.Published 1 month ago by Joel Ryan
Everything Simon Pegg does is golden. This earlier film is as wonderful as his newer films. Charming, funny, oddball. Wonderful.Published 2 months ago by Paul Tidwell
Hilarious, touching, and surprisingly motivating movie for a 'former fatty', highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this movie, I love imperfect love. If you loved lil miss sunshine. U will love this.Published 2 months ago by Candymann
One of my favorite movies! Funny throughout, and great subtle British humor.Published 2 months ago by Reignman
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