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Run Fatboy Run

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 2007
  • David Schwimmer
  • 96 mins
  • 12A

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?

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Dennis DoyleSimon Pegg
LibbyThandiwe Newton
GordonDylan Moran
WhitHank Azaria
JakeMatthew Fenton
Mr GhoshdashtidarHarish Patel
MayaIndia de Beaufort
VincentSimon Day
ClaudineRuth Sheen
Denise LewisDenise Lewis
Man with broken legStephen Merchant
Man in bakeryDavid Walliams
Libby's motherFloella Benjamin

Crew

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DirectorDavid Schwimmer

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2007-09-07
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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