Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?
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
David Walliams has a cameo as the Man in Bakery. This role is quite similar to his part as "Mr Mann" in a recurrent sketch from Little Britain (2003). In this sketch he plays an annoying customer who always comes up the most ridiculously impossible requests. See more »
The amount of lager in Dennis' pint after he leaves the party. See more »
The only serious relationship I've been in ended in a broken collarbone and a dead meerkat.
See more »
Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »
Performed by Teenage Fanclub
Written by Norman Blake
Courtesy of Geffen Records (United States)
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
(P)1992 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercial Markets (UK) See more »
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.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?