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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!
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…
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.
A rubbish romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg.
Fun lovely movie made for the enjoyment of the whole family. Loved Simon Pegg, always have and this movies just solidifies my love for him. The heartfelt love of this movie the determination of the protagonist and his love for his son... I was on the verge of tears, I'm a grown man and I was tearing up.
Not sold on Simon Pegg being "fat" but overall a solid comedy, nothing special.
Look it was just on film 4 and I wasn't doing anything.
Run, Fatboy, Run........Ermmm.......what's the right way to say this?........... It was..... SHIT. I never turn off a film or ever walk out of the cinema, but Yeh I should of turned over. POOR
simon pegg is so annoying?? and isn't fat????
( Too stupid, didn't finish)
I love him I LOVE SIMON. But not this movie. Nu-uh.
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.
This is the second part of my list of watched movies, this list carries on from June 1999 to the…