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Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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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Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

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

On the March 21st edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), David Schwimmer discussed the scene between Hank Azaria and Simon Pegg that takes place in the locker room. Generally, if males have to be nude for a scene, they will use a nude (flesh)-colored pouch to cover themselves. However, for some reason, the pouch wouldn't stay put and Azaria ultimately decided to forgo wearing it - but told Schwimmer not to say anything to Pegg. The reaction of shock we see from Simon Pegg when Azaria drops his towel is genuine. See more »

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After Maya has taken Dennis' snapshot to enforce their bet, she instantly points the camera upwards, towards him, and upwards again from cut to cut. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: I know doing this thing isn't going to change anything or make anything better but um. I would just settle for your respect. I'd settle for you smiling about the time we had together and not think it was a waste of time.
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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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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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Perfect British rom com
16 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There have been many British rom coms in the past couple of decades, many of them including Hugh Grant and his slightly off putting foppish hair.

I have personally found that the Simon Pegg take on romance to be far more personable and less likely to make you throw up over other people in the audience.

Yes it was predictable, yes it wasn't original but the humour was spot on, the characters were believable and the directing was brilliant in my eyes as it captured the English town vibe without seeming like a low budget British soap.

Although it contained every cliché in the book from the genres of rom com and 'training to win something' movies it didn't seem forced to me and was light hearted and genuinely funny.

It also had some of my favourite actors from Bristish comedy in it.

Basically if you like spaced (one of the best series ever) and you don't mind the obvious plot and just sit back and enjoy the movie then you may find, like me, that this is just a purely brilliant movie.


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