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


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:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Dennis and Whit are lined up getting ready for the race there are two people in costumes standing behind them. The person in the hare costume is behind Whit while the tortoise is behind Dennis. The character placement representing their respective abilities. See more »


When Dennis is being evicted, he has a fresh wound in his face. In the next shot, it's completely gone. There is not even a scar. See more »


Whit: I mean, you can see my point can't you?
Dennis: Yes, yes I can.
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) See more »


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Belly Laughing
11 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Toronto Film Festival (film not yet on General Release in Canada) and it was Funny with a capital F. The audience received it very well - it was both humorous and moving and Peggs everyday Joe with a big heart and very human foibles was believable while bumbling, entertaining and at times driven.

I don't know about most people but I go to the cinema to be entertained

  • I know there are problems in the world and I face them every day, and

I like a bit of escapism - this is the best kind - humorous but dealing with real issues, things we don't like to admit we are afraid of - commitment, failure, our children's welfare. Well written, well directed, well acted, a really sharp film. Better than Sean, better than Fuzz :)

With a Q&A session straight after the film, David Schwimmer with Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton in tow entertained the audience with their little anecdotes, - I particularly liked Thandies improv!! Well done to all involved.

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