Run, Fatboy, Run
Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he won't run away from.
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Or as I'd like to call it:
Three comedy geniuses working really hard at making this bland material work and actually succeeding at it.......
and Thandie Newton....
who is so bad she ruins the whole thing. Her succubus-like awfulness sucks the life out of this film and my star rating.
Not everyone's cup of tea but there is a lot to smile about. The relationship between Peggster and Dylan Moran is all good stuff. Their fight is especially comical. Whenever I watch this movie the final scene with Pegg, his son Jake and Mr. Goshdashtidar playing football always leaves me with a warm satisfied feeling. Overall a highly decent watch!
I would enjoy this film more if the woman Simon Pegg was trying to win wasn't so sinfully dull. I wouldn't run a meter for her let alone a marathon.
Simon Pegg is just wonderful I do not think I have seen anything he has done that I do not like. At the start I really disliked his character and wondered how on earth he could do anything to recover what his character did it the start. And I was concerned that at the end it would finish where I just hated it but no they pull it around for me and they keep some reality to the situation and this is a film that I will recommend if you enjoy a good British comedy there are worse films you could see.
I'm not sure where I was when this movie hit theaters, but I obviously missed out. Formulaic, yet charming and quite enjoyable.
I am a sucker for a film with Simon Pegg.
But even if I wasn't this would still be a good British comedy.
Its the age old tale of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wants girl back so decides to train for a marathon in 3 weeks. I'm sure this one has been around for centuries.
On top of this it has a cracking cast of comedians from Dylan Moran to Stephen Merchant and even David Walliams. Oh and the voice of Moe Syzlack turns up.
Predictable but worth a watch.
And when we have finished we can come back here and have a threesome.
Film 29 out of 100
R is for Run, Fatboy, Run
I'm a huge Simon Pegg fan. His work with Edgar Wright is fantastic and he brought life to a character I never cared for in the Star Trek universe with Scotty. So going into the film I just hoped to be entertained.
I was entertained. I feel that this might be the male version of "Runaway Bride" but of course I have not seen "Runaway Bride" so I might be talking out of my ass. This film will not change my life but I laughed more than I did at any comedy this year. "The Heat", "The Hangover Part III" "Movie 43", "The To Do List", I could go on and on about all the new comedies that are worse than this. Yes this film is not amazingly great, but it's not bad either. It's an average light comedy.
Rating: Rent It
Simon Pegg is becoming one of my favorite British comedic actors. I have been meaning to see "Run, Fatboy, Run" for about six years now, and I'm glad I finally got to it. The story is that of a loser single father whose life is going nowhere, and he realizes he needs to change that. Pegg delivers a very funny yet touching performance, making me want to watch the rest of his work. "Run, Fatboy, Run" made me laugh and care for Pegg at the same time.
Makes me feel good. And stuff.
Simon Pegg makes me smile - leave it at that : J
Pegg is pretty good as always, but the movie just really wasn't that good.
Possibly one of the most average comedies ever made. The talented cast does a fine job, but the film is absolutely predictable from the first scene on, and predictability really detracts from humour. Worth a look if you're up for an evening of comforting blandness.
A weaker outing from Pegg and the appalling Thandie Newton brings it down another notch.
Beth's 33 birthday present
I want to see more movies with heart like this.
Very acceptable movie for light evening. Actually I have nothing much to say about it, it was just nice and tome to time funny. Watched it because of Simon Pegg and Dylan Moran. Oh, and because of director Ross (a.k.a. David Schwimmer). I this this movie will soon fade away from memory, but it was good. I'm not into this kind of comedies and it still worked for me, so it's something :)