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
The original script centered on the Los Angeles Marathon. Once a UK production team decided to make the film, the location was changed to London. Another film had already secured the rights to the London Marathon, so the filmmakers invented "The Nike River Run" to take its place. See more »
When talking to Whit in the street after he is arrested, Dennis puts out his cigarette but in the next shot he has it again, without lighting another one. See more »
[At the hospital, after Jake plays with the hospital bed causing it to fall backwards]
God dam it WILL YOU STOP MESSING AROUND WITH THE BED YA LITTLE SHIT?
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Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »
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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