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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 more »

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Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he won't run away from. 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

The digital clock over the finish line tells us that Dennis took 13 hours, 56 minutes and 15 seconds to complete the marathon. This would compare with a winning time of a little over two hours. See more »

Goofs

The amount of lager in Dennis' pint after he leaves the party. See more »

Quotes

TV Commentator: [Dennis just finished the marathon] He's done it! He's actually done it! This morning, Dennis Doyle was a humble shop worker from north London, tonight, he goes home a hero!
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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Nice Work If You Can Get It
Written by George Gershwin (as George) and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Bing Crosby and Buddy Bregman
Courtesy of Verve Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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Fat and Fantastic!
11 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved Shaun of the dead and hot fuzz so i knew i would like this but it was even funnier than i thought it was going to be.

A strong cast, the storyline was obvious but then i think that was the point, it was supposed to be a cliché, that's why it seemed funnier. The direction and writing were very good and generally the pace of the film was perfect.

I adore Simon Pegg in these roles, his ability to play the straight, flawed individual but make him the funniest man on screen is great and you're drawn to his story, no matter how ridiculous his predicament is. His best friend was hilarious, the setting of the London marathon was a great idea and Hank Azaria played his part well as the whole way through i wanted him to not get the girl and lose the race.

It's not as funny as Simon's other films but i really enjoyed it and it was well worth paying to see, in fact i'd watch it again tomorrow as there was so many laughs throughout to hold my interest.

Overall i love the Britishness of this film, the good guy and his basic life, it's not showy, or Hollywood it's just a simple film with comedy stars doing silly things and making us laugh, a perfect pick me up if you ask me.


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