Run Fatboy Run

  • 12
  • David Schwimmer (2007)
  • UK
  • 96 min
Run Fatboy Run
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy directed by David Schwimmer, starring Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton. Five years after he jilted his pregnant fiancée Libby at the altar, slacker Dennis Doyle tries to make amends and win her back by taking part in a marathon. But will overweight Dennis's efforts be impressive enough to steal Libby away from the new man in her life?

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
David Schwimmer

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Swearing, nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Sep 2007
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Entertainment in Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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