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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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Matthew Fenton ...
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Chris Hollins ...
Himself
Denise Lewis ...
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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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Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he won'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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28 March 2008 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

David Schwimmer: The man who hands Simon Pegg a beer during the marathon. See more »

Goofs

When we see Dennis and Whit racing to the front of the Marathon, the shot cuts to Jake sitting on the sofa watching the television, and stands up when he sees Dennis and Whit, he is seen wearing a grey vest. In the next shot of the same scene, where Libby has joined Jake, Jake is now wearing a khaki green/yellow t-shirt, with multi-colour skulls. See more »

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Gordon: The only serious relationship I've been in ended in a broken collarbone and a dead meerkat.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 March 2008 (2008) See more »

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Funk Defining
Written by Nate James (as James) / Mark Hill (as Hill) / Andy Wild (as Wild)
Performed by Nate James
Courtesy of More4 Music
By Arrangement with Universal Music Publishing
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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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