Run, Fatboy, Run

Run, Fatboy, Run

Run, Fatboy, Run
Dennis (Simon Pegg of Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz fame) is just your average guy, slightly overweight and romantically inept. He’s also a bit of a bastard, having left his pregnant fiancée Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar five years ago. Poor form, Dennis. It is only when she becomes involved with a new man, the slick and charming Whit (Hank Azaria), that Dennis realizes just how big a mistake he made. To prove he has changed his slacker ways, Dennis vows to match Whit’s effort of running the London marathon to show his new found sense of personal commitment.
2008Rating: M, offensive language100 minsUK, USA
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Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

Dennis (Simon Pegg of Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz fame) is just your average guy, slightly overweight and romantically inept. He’s also a bit of a bastard, having left his pregnant fiancée Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar five years ago. Poor form Dennis. It is only when she becomes involved with a new man, the slick and charming Whit (Hank Azaria), that Dennis realizes just how big a mistake he made. To prove he has changed his slacker ways, Dennis vows to match Whit’s effort of running the London marathon to show his new found sense of personal commitment. Ah metaphors, the lifeblood of the industry.

3.0

Brit Comedy destroyed by massive flaw

It would have been a great movie if the main rival for Thandies affection had been a smooth Englishman against Simon Pegg's roughie. But it's an American. 'Nuff said.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

When actors go behind the camera, one usually spies hitherto unknown traits of artistic personality. David Schwimmer's first bigscreen directing effort reveals something very different: a thoroughly competent mainstream craftsman who imposes no individual character on formulaic material... a polished, innocuous, by-numbers affair in the mode of "Wild Hogs" or pre-"Harry Potter" Chris Columbus...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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In his filmmaking debut, actor David Schwimmer heads across the Atlantic but sticks close to the familiar territory of rom-com convention. The result holds few surprises but is crowd-pleasing...

The Guardian

The Guardian

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Disappointing...

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Fatboy is a bit of a marathon effort even making it to the start line but as light rib-ticklers go, it's as charming as they come.

3.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

This is no Hot Fuzz, its a far from an original premise and the predictable plot line was disappointing, but Run, Fat Boy, Run definitely put a smile on my face, which stayed there for quite some time.

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Pegg pitched Shaun Of The Dead as “Richard Curtis shot through the head”. Run, Fatboy, Run comes on more like “Richard Curtis kicked in the nuts” - a refreshingly honest Britcom that never really threatens the ribs, but which is amiable company throughout.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Run Fatboy Run is a fairly run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, which feels like a silly American romcom, only it's set in London.

3.0
Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

Dennis (Simon Pegg of Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz fame) is just your average guy, slightly overweight and romantically inept. He’s also a bit of a bastard, having left his pregnant fiancée Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar five years ago. Poor form Dennis. It is only when she becomes involved with a new man, the slick and charming Whit (Hank Azaria), that Dennis realizes just how big a mistake he made. To prove he has changed his slacker ways, Dennis vows to match Whit’s effort of running the London marathon to show his new found sense of personal commitment. Ah metaphors, the lifeblood of the industry.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

When actors go behind the camera, one usually spies hitherto unknown traits of artistic personality. David Schwimmer's first bigscreen directing effort reveals something very different: a thoroughly competent mainstream craftsman who imposes no individual character on formulaic material... a polished, innocuous, by-numbers affair in the mode of "Wild Hogs" or pre-"Harry Potter" Chris Columbus...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In his filmmaking debut, actor David Schwimmer heads across the Atlantic but sticks close to the familiar territory of rom-com convention. The result holds few surprises but is crowd-pleasing...

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Disappointing...

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Fatboy is a bit of a marathon effort even making it to the start line but as light rib-ticklers go, it's as charming as they come.

3.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

This is no Hot Fuzz, its a far from an original premise and the predictable plot line was disappointing, but Run, Fat Boy, Run definitely put a smile on my face, which stayed there for quite some time.

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Pegg pitched Shaun Of The Dead as “Richard Curtis shot through the head”. Run, Fatboy, Run comes on more like “Richard Curtis kicked in the nuts” - a refreshingly honest Britcom that never really threatens the ribs, but which is amiable company throughout.

3.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Run Fatboy Run is a fairly run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, which feels like a silly American romcom, only it's set in London.

3.0

Brit Comedy destroyed by massive flaw

It would have been a great movie if the main rival for Thandies affection had been a smooth Englishman against Simon Pegg's roughie. But it's an American. 'Nuff said.

2.0