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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.
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!
Thandie Newton plays a character we'd all like to run away from.
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.
A brilliant comedy. Great performances, particularly from Dylan Moran
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.
Given the title, I was surprised that the movie avoided cheap laughs and focused on character and story instead. The laughs almost disappear in the third act as the movie gets more serious and heartwarming, but it just doesn't have the social bite of something like the Full Monty to make the serious stuff work. The main character is more pathetic than desperate, and the circumstances of him running a marathon are pretty forced. Terrific ensemble cast though, esp. a studly Hank Azaria and Thandie Newton, who is about as perfect a Barbie actress that ever lived. Script by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg
Amusing self-improvement/romance sort of tale. Gotta agree with those who say it is a bit formulaic, but it doesn't lean on the formula. The most significant part that really saves Run Fatboy Run is Pegg's character's realization that he isn't finishing for a girl (or to show up her boyfriend) but for himself. And that kind of realization really makes the movie rise from among the other formulaic movies out there. Helping is great supporting roles from Pegg's landlord and Pegg's best friend.
Talented Simon Pegg gets thrown into a rather conventional comedy. His presence at least helps to make it watchable, in fact nudges it into the entertaining range.
This was on TV straight after I watched Star Trek into the Darkness.. A weird coincidence as it also starred Simon Pegg.. Now I like the guy and I couldn't switch it off although it is not my type of thing.. That means it must be good.. Go watch it if you are a little tired of horror as Mr Pegg is a lovable star in this feel good movie.. I give it a 4, but if comedies are your thing you will really like this.. Also I run every day so I can relate to this guy.. Not too soppy and will appeal to blokes too if they are honest enough..
There's alot of laughs and good acting and there's the likes of Simon Pegg but there's quite alot of jokes that fell flat.
Not the funniest that I seen but still a enjoyable film.
On his wedding day, Dennis (Simon Pegg) panicked and ran away from his future wife who was pregnant with their first child. Five years later, his ex-fiancée Libby (Thandie Newton) has moved on and leads a successful life with their son Jake and her boyfriend Whit (Hank Azaria). Dennis is determined to win her back and so enters a marathon to prove himself.
If you've ever seen one of my favourite Christmas films Jingle All the Way, the theme is familiar. Bad Dad must better himself and right the wrongs he did in the past. Admittedly, what Dennis did 5 years ago was truly awful and certainly can't be solved by running a marathon, but that's all I'll say without…
Run, Fatboy, Run is a comedy low on laughs but is just about entertaining to withstand the running time without causing offense. It has a promising plot and is marketed as light comedy to enjoy and laugh with several times. Unfortunately, it's focus is moved over to making it more of a romantic comedy, something that detracts enjoyment and makes it a lot more cringeworthy. You can't but think that Simon Pegg is miscast as the titular 'fatboy' as for one, he isn't fat. Pegg normally plays the straight man, contrasting to Nick Frost, in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Spaced, but here, you think that this is a role ideal for Frost, rather than Pegg, as he…
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