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Run Fatboy Run

Run Fatboy Run

David Schwimmer (2007)

96min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Simon Pegg squeezes into some very small shorts for this cheeky offering directed by former Friends star David Schwimmer (with whom he co-starred in Big Nothing). As titular "fatboy" Dennis, Pegg looks doomed to failure when he signs up for a marathon to prove his love to former flame Libby (Thandie Newton). She's tough to please though, which is understandable as Dennis left her pregnant at the altar five years earlier. Schwimmer gets plenty of comedy mileage out of Dennis's shortcomings - including the inevitable locker-room confrontation with Libby's hunky new fiancé (Hank Azaria). A few of the gags are obvious and lazy, but overall there's a good balance of laughs and emotion, with Pegg managing to be endearing even as he molests a shop mannequin. The last leg of his journey (a race across London), while a bit contrived, will surely raise some hearty cheers.

Summary

Commitment-shy Dennis leaves his pregnant fiancee standing at the altar. Five years later, he realises his mistake and tries to win her back, just as she looks set to settle down with someone else. Since she always used to accuse him of never finishing anything, he decides the only way to prove his love is to run a marathon. Comedy, with Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Dylan Moran.

Cast & Crew

Dennis Doyle Simon Pegg
Libby Thandie Newton
Gordon Dylan Moran
Whit Hank Azaria
Jake Matthew Fenton
Mr Ghoshdashtidar Harish Patel
Maya India de Beaufort
Vincent Simon Day
Claudine Ruth Sheen
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis
Man with broken leg Stephen Merchant
Man in bakery David Walliams
Libby's mother Floella Benjamin
Director David Schwimmer
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Swearing, nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 7 Sep 2007

Comedy Drama

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