6.6/10
65,160
151 user 172 critic

Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

Run Fatboy Run (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 28 March 2008 (USA)
Trailer
1:19 | Trailer
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director:

David Schwimmer

Writers:

Michael Ian Black (screenplay), Simon Pegg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Pegg ... Dennis
Thandie Newton ... Libby
Hank Azaria ... Whit
Dylan Moran ... Gordon
Harish Patel ... Mr. Goshdashtidar
India de Beaufort ... Maya Goshdashtidar
Matthew Fenton Matthew Fenton ... Jake
Simon Day Simon Day ... Vincent
Ruth Sheen ... Claudine
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ... Grover
Nevan Finegan Nevan Finegan ... Mickey
Iddo Goldberg ... News Reporter
Ameet Chana ... Taxi Driver
Chris Hollins Chris Hollins ... TV Reporter
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis ... TV Reporter
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The amount of lager in Dennis' pint after he leaves the party. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: I know doing this thing isn't going to change anything or make anything better but um. I would just settle for your respect. I'd settle for you smiling about the time we had together and not think it was a waste of time.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Two words are dubbed over in the version shown on HBO in the United States. (1) While in the bun shop, the little old lady calls Dennis a "prick" instead of a "cock". (2) When Libby is showing Gordon the bathroom, he says that he put on Italian loafers and they "hurt like hell" instead of "hurt like fuck". In both instances, the actor's mouths are clearly mouthing the correct words, which are also shown in the closed captions. See more »

Connections

References Run Lola Run (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Gentleman
Written and Performed by Fela Kuti (as Fela Anikulapo Kuti)
Courtesy of Universal Music Division Barclay (France)
Under license from Universal Music Operations
See more »

User Reviews

 
This is worth a watch, no really it is......
7 September 2007 | by reeltime_69See all my reviews

I loved this film from start to finish!!! The story, the cast, the acting, the directing all of these things are bang - on hats off to David Schwimmer i say !! This is isn't exactly the most intellectual storyline and it isn't going to change your life, but it is very entertaining Pegg at his best offering some of the funniest lines and on screen hilarity iv'e seen in a while. Plus Dylan Moran is excellent and usually i find that Stand-Up Comedians don't carry into films very well but this didn't seem a problem for Moran.

the film is also riddled with cameo's from famous British Comedians! That really put the cherry on top of of this film.

If you want to see and honest comedy with a very heartfelt and original script Run,Fatboy,Run is for you!!!


65 of 88 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 151 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run, Fatboy, Run See more »

Filming Locations:

City of London, England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$6,003,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,478,921
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed