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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.
You know, Simon Pegg has been batting a thousand in all the stuff I've seen him in (from Shaun of the Dead to Spaced to Big Train), but compared to them, this was really mediocre. Pegg's truly funny moments were few and far between, and the film relied on too mamny cliched jokes, which I know Pegg is better than. Too bad. I had such high hopes.
EN & TL
I love Simon Pegg so this movie appealed to me even though Nick Frost was nowhere in sight. Slow in places but had a strong message that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Classic British comedy with slapstick and Pegg. Hank Azaria is brilliant as the bad new boyfriend although Thandie Newton became a bit annoying as the film progressed.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and this film project has given me much to discuss. So let us begin with the bad things and then onto the good things. This film did okay at the cinema [box office profits just under $23 million] and to be honest I can see why, because in the first section of this film it is slow, tedious and monotonous and even the dialogue comedy is frustrating, it just feels disjointed that is until somewhere in the middle. How can I put this? It feels like a completely different film, it finds its consistency and with that the comedy value is in sync with everything else and then the storyline find…
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.
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Current number: 996
Watched: 54% (536 out of 996)
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