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

PG-13  |   |  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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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) »


True love isn't a sprint. It's a marathon. See more »


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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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Fat Boy, Run  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)


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

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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 »


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 »


Dennis: As you get older, you're gonna realize there are a lot of things that you don't like. Things much worse than this. And when those things happen, you can't just run away.
Jake: why not?
Dennis: Because it doesn't solve the problem. The problem's still there. You've got to stick at it, and then figure out a way to solve the problem, even if it's really really hard.
Jake: Is that what you do, Dad?
Dennis: [just looking helpless and speechless... ]
Jake: Dad?
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Crazy Credits

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


References Wacky Races (1968) See more »


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strong debut from Schwimmer
17 February 2008 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

RFR hits all the right rom-com targets - I laughed, I teared up, I cheered for the little guy and boo-ed the buff villain. Pegg has some laugh-out-loud lines, especially in tandem with Moran as his Irish mate Gordon. Moran holds his own in the comedic moments - perhaps the funniest moment is when he appears in the dressing gown after some love drama, and asks, "What did I miss?". The fight between the two layabout friends is hilarious, the staging somehow reminiscent of a Friends episode (didn't Ross and Chandler once fight this way?). That's a compliment - Schwimmer has strong comedy pedigree and uses it to full effect. Also, good to see a US director move seamlessly through a UK film setting.

If you are in the mood for light, entertaining fare, Friday-night date stuff, then RFR won't disappoint.

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