Run Fatboy Run (2007)



Critic Consensus: Run, Fat Boy, Run features sporadic laughs, but is ultimately too formulaic and predictable.

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An overweight man leaves his fiancée on their wedding day, only to realize years later that she's the one and only woman of his dreams in a romantic comedy that reunites Big Nothing co-stars Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, this time with Schimmer in the director's chair. It's not easy to win back a woman after leaving her at the altar, but when an out-of-shape man finally realizes just what a mistake he's made, he vows to run a high-profile marathon in order to convince his ex-fiancée that the rich and handsome man she's about to marry isn't the guy for her.
PG-13 (for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking)
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Simon Pegg
as Dennis Doyle
Thandie Newton
as Elizabeth Olivia 'Libby' Odell
Dylan Moran
as Gordon
Ameet Chana
as Taxi Driver
India de Beaufort
as Maya Goshdashtidar
Simon Day
as Vincent
Ruth Sheen
as Claudine
Nevan Finegan
as Mickey
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Critic Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (36)

This feeble premise limits the movie to perfunctory gags about the hero's sloth and some canned underdog drama.

Full Review… | December 17, 2008
Chicago Reader
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Schwimmer's sliced cheese mediocrity gets him off the hook; not so for the usually inventive Pegg and Black and their arms race of bland jokes and cheap male nudity

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
I.E. Weekly
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Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming.

March 31, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
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One thing Schwimmer does do right is keep the story moving swiftly. You're in, you're out, no harm done -- unless you want that hour and a half back.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Amiable, consistently amusing and surprisingly affecting, it has the flavor of a Nick Hornby novel, with its focus on an overgrown boy struggling to grow up and be a man.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
USA Today
Top Critic

Run, Fat Boy, Run is the directorial debut of actor David Schwimmer, who is much better behind the camera than in front of it. Here, he's taken material best suited to sketch comedy and turned it into a feature of no small heart and humour.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

Average comedy, nothing special, none offensive and kind of a waste of time.

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Stuart Brooks

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All I can say is Its predictable and not Pegg's best film but its honestly quite funny

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That Indian guy was truly funny.

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