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A listless-yet-lovable loser (SHAUN OF THE DEAD's Simon Pegg) thinks he's found the way out of his rut and into the heart of his ex-fiancee: running a marathon. David Schwimme...Read more
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Run, Fat Boy, Run (DVD)
Simon Pegg sheds blood, sweat, tears and a bit of pus in Run, Fat Boy, Run, chasing the love he left behind five years previously. It's a romantic comedy told from the male pe...Read more
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Run Fatboy Run fails to cross the comedy finish line...
Simon Pegg has left his partner of Nick Frost in this film and decides to do a film of his own. David Schwimmer, probably most well known for playing the part of Ross in the A...Read more
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A listless-yet-lovable loser (SHAUN OF THE DEAD's Simon Pegg) thinks he's found the way out of his rut and into the heart of his ex-fiancee: running a marathon. David Schwimmer (FRIENDS) directs this comedy with a script from Pegg and THE STATE's Michael Ian Black.

Credits
Leading Role 1Simon Pegg
Leading Role 2Hank Azaria
Leading Role 3Thandie Newton
Additional Roles byDylan Moran, Ameet Chana, Harish Patel
Director 1David Schwimmer
ProducerRobert Jones, Sarah Curtis
ScreenwriterMichael Ian Black, Simon Pegg
Score ComposerAlex Wurman

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Region2
Release FormatDVD
Rating12
Release Year2008
GenreComedy
Additional GenreGeneral
LanguageEnglish
Running Time96 minutes
EAN5017239195501

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Run, Fat Boy, Run (DVD)

Created: 09/04/08
Simon Pegg sheds blood, sweat, tears and a bit of pus in Run, Fat Boy, Run, chasing the love he left behind five years previously. It's a romantic comedy told from the male perspective, but Pegg, who also co-wrote the script, isn't afraid to reveal a soft, squidgy centre - and we don't just mean the beer gut. Plenty of dry, British humour serves as a counterbalance and makes for a surprising big-screen directorial debut by former 'Friend' (and Pegg's pal) David Schwimmer.

When we meet Dennis he's scrambling for the exit, leaving pregnant bride Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar. Five years on he's a flabby security guard struggling to chase down a thieving drag queen in ten-inch heels and playing part-time dad to his son Jake (Matthew Fenton). It's only when Libby gets serious about puffed-up high-flyer Whit (Hank Azaria) that Dennis finally makes a commitment: He signs up for a charity marathon to show Libby his worth.

"PEGG TRADES ON HIS 'EVERYLAD' APPEAL"

Pegg trades on his 'Everylad' appeal, successfully blending physical comedy with deadpan wit. He even manages to be endearing whilst frantically humping a semi-clad mannequin (to soothe a bad case of prickly heat). Schwimmer makes a few gratuitous diversions though, like a scene where Dennis' boorish buddy (Dylan Moran playing the Irish stereotype) treats a giant blister on his foot. Thankfully the film isn't just a series of crude innuendos and gross-out gags. Schwimmer often resists an easy laugh in favour of a poignant moment and thereby heightens the sense of urgency during Dennis' last dash for glory. He does stop short of cloying sentimentality and, while the route to the finish line is wrought with predictable twists, it's also a great endorphin rush.
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Run Fatboy Run fails to cross the comedy finish line...

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 28/06/12
Simon Pegg has left his partner of Nick Frost in this film and decides to do a film of his own. David Schwimmer, probably most well known for playing the part of Ross in the American comedy show "Friends", makes his directing debut and starts fantastically. It is clear that although this is a British comedy, there is some scenes that consist of American comedy. This small collaboration works well and will make you laugh, but there isn't enough to put this film alongside great British comedy like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the dead (two films that Simon Pegg has starred in).
Run fatboy run is still a good film and does produce funny scenes. However the comedy is just too ironic and too simple and does not require any knowledge to understand the joke.
However regardless of some examples of poor comedy throughout the film, the film is still enjoyable and could easily be passed off as a romance.
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The best preparation for a marathon

Created: 06/10/09
Very funny. I'm currently preparing for my first marathon and I recognized a lot of things there. Plus the sequence about famous wall will stay in my mind during the run. An excellent way of improving your mental training, with a lot of laughs.
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Laugh out loud feel good film

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 28/11/11
Run Fat Boy Run is such a great film and is so funny from beginning to end that we can watch it again and again. The characters are not tiresome as in some films even for all their failings. I and my family just love it!
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Brilliant Must Have DVD

Created: 04/02/08
This film is brilliant, Simon Pegg and Dylan Moran are the best comedy actors I have ever seen. This DVD is a must buy! There arent that many good comedies around these days that I find myself waiting for the DVD release date so that I can buy it, to watch over and over.

This however, is one of them. I saw it at the cinema and was expecting a reasonable funny film but not on the scale of Shawn of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. I was wrong though as this measures up to both of them very favourably.

OK, in real life, the chances of a slightly overweight man keeping up with an experienced fit marathon runner are zero but I can forgive the writer that as the rest of the film is packed with funny moments and funny characters e.g. his Landlord.

This film is well worth buying and I certainly am. I even look forward to the out-takes as you always et the feeling that the actors have fun making these films.
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