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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.
Usually British comedies fall very short of the mark in recent times. In fact, other than the works of Edgar Wright and co. I can think of very few British comedies that have been any good recently. This film is one of the few exceptions. Run Fatboy Run is filled with gags, heart and brilliant characters.
Directed by David Schwimmer (yes, Ross from Friends) he captures a lot of British essence in this film. Brilliantly led by Pegg the cast all follow suit giving us a great modern day British comedy that is well worth your time. No one character/actor stands out as this film is a complete package of comedy. Its nice to see that comedy can still tell…
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 know this movie isn't great, but there is just something about it that just amazes me. Maybe it's the charm, or maybe the surprising inspiration you feel. Simon Pegg is as likable as ever. I've always thought that he had a knack for showing believable emotion of all sorts while still being just the right amount of comical. Run Fatboy Run, in my opinion, is simply, fantastic. I can watch it over and over again.
Another Simon Pegg hilarious comedy classic
After jilting his fiancee Dennis played by Simon decides to run a marathon to win her back although I can think of less strenuous way of achieving this goal
Thandie Newton as the ex does a decent job of keeping us entertained
Plenty of laughs definitely one to enjoy.
Thandie Newton plays a character we'd all like to run away from.
Considering I loved the previews for this, AND thought "Shaun of the Dead" maybe the best British film of the last five years, I was a little disappointed with this. It's certainly not a waste of time, some nice moments, but, like the director's training ground, it's VERY sitcom. Azaria is usually great as "the other man" (eg: Along Came Polly, America's Sweethearts) but(t) he isn't given much to work with here. And there's not enough of Moran and ESPECIALLY not enough of the GORGEOUS India de Beaufort.
The least funny character from Friends tries to direct a comedy. Very much like his character in Friends, this movie emphasizes sappy relationship drivel, while failing to produce laughs.
My goal in life is to become Dylan Moran...
Nothing amazing but Pegg is pretty much always watchable in everything.
It's a comedy. It's funny. Simon Pegg less so than Dylan Moran and the overall 'plot' is saccharin to say the least. Still worth watching.
Great cast. Great comedy. It's ridiculous and fun. Still love it.
"Simon Pegg", the only reason I decided to watch this movie. A decent film about lost love and sincere efforts to win the respect and trust back. A few funny laughs, nothing special. A clichéd climax to a run-of-the-mill story makes it less interesting and unmemorable.
A slightly overweight man gets coaxed into ski race down the mountain to win a bet with a rich ski snob... no. A chunky guy enters a dance competition and has to learn how to do the electric slide in order to save the youth center and win back his ex... no. A fat guy enters a marathon to win back the heart of a woman he left at the alter, and to prove a rich snob isn't the man for her... that's it!
Simon Pegg adds some laughs here and there, but this is a strictly by-the-books genre movie. Slacker learns life lesson, the end.
Pegg's character exercises at a gym where lots of strong guys lift dumbbells in…
I usually like Simon Pegg but this isn't very funny or very good.
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