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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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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 All (87) »

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True love isn't a sprint. It's a marathon. 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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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run, Fat Boy, Run  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (UK) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

$5,998,971 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Throughout the film there are several different cartoon versions of Dennis that appear as graffiti. Each represents Dennis' state of mind at that point in the movie. The easiest one to see is right after Dennis has the fight with Gordon. He runs around the corner and leans against a wall then slowly sinks to the ground. Behind him on the wall is a cartoon Dennis hanging from a tree representing his lowest ebb in the movie. See more »

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During the fight scene between Dennis and Gordon, the metal rubbish bin moves from standing up on its side and back again between shots. 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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Referenced in Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) 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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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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