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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dennis
... Libby
... Whit
... Gordon
... Mr. Goshdashtidar
... Maya Goshdashtidar
Matthew Fenton ... Jake
Simon Day ... Vincent
... Claudine
Tyrone Huggins ... Grover
Nevan Finegan ... Mickey
... News Reporter
... Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins ... Himself
Denise Lewis ... Herself
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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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Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can'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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,010,250 (United Kingdom), 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,998,971, 18 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,585,967, 14 October 2007
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Dennis and Whit have their first conversation in the alley, a taxicab enters the street with its lights on. In the next shot, the lights are off, although it is night time at the moment. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: Excuse me, can I just stop you there.
Whit: Yes...?
Dennis: Oh, I don't have anything to say... I just wanted to stop you there.
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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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References Run Lola Run (1998) See more »

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Better (Live)
Written by Tom Baxter and Sam Semple
Performed by Tom Baxter
Courtesy of Sylvan Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Publishing
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strong debut from Schwimmer
17 February 2008 | by 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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