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Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
"Run Fatboy Run" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  28 March 2008 (USA)
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Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

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Storyline

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish. Written by FilmFanUK

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marathon | training | wedding | gym | boy | See All (87) »

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. . . a romantic comedy that affirms true love isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Fat Boy, Run  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,340,743 (USA) (28 March 2008)

Gross:

$5,998,971 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Trivia

David Schwimmer:  The man who hands Simon Pegg a beer during the marathon. See more »

Goofs

When Whit is having his speech on the stairs at Libby's birthday, he is holding a glass in his left hand. In the middle of a sentence, suddenly the glass is in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: I got you a present
Libby: Aww thanks
Gordon: It's a CD, I hope you haven't got it. Because I don't have a receipt and I didn't exactly buy it.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »

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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

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Something Kinda Oooh
Written by Tim Powell (as Powell) / Miranda Cooper (as Cooper) / Brian Higgins (as Higgins) / Giselle Somerville (as Somerville) / Nick Coler (as Coler)
Performed by Girls Aloud
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Haven't we seen this film before?
16 April 2008 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Not in sum, but every part seems familiar. It plays like a montage of previous rom coms.

There's nothing objectionable about it, but then again there's nothing memorable either. It's blurb, a schedule filler, one in the bank.

Pegg and Moran just sleepwalk through the same parts that they always play, not expanding their range on iota. Pegg's cringing everyman is getting quite tired now. Thandie Newton just has to stand in doorways and look pretty. Her character is a prize, not a person. The bit parts are played by the usual assortment of jobbing British actors, also on autopilot. Azaria is the strongest actor, but isn't given much of a part. His character development goes: good, good, good... evil, with no reason given for the sudden transition.

Everything about it, Schwimmer's direction included, is just... adequate. There's no snap, no pizazz, and no chemistry between any of the actors, something that becomes painfully obvious when listening to the awkward stilted commentary track. Film making by box ticking.

The whole is instantly forgettable, and dreadfully disappointing given the collection of talent working on it.


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