Run Fatboy Run (2007)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Ian Black, Simon Pegg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2008
Box Office: $5.9M
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Critic Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (35)

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
Top Critic

Nothing to be embarrassed about here. Though the kick-in-the-balls scene does run on a bit.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
East Bay Express

Far from the gut-busting brilliance of Pegg's other, self-made starring vehicles.

Full Review… | March 29, 2009

The film, like its flabby aspiring marathon runner protagonist, feels shapeless and exhausted from the sheer effort of trying to please audiences.

Full Review… | September 24, 2008

The picture manages to juggle both the silly and the sentimental without falling flat.

Full Review… | September 23, 2008
Aisle Seat

...cuter and sweeter than I expected, a mildly pleasant surprise.

Full Review… | September 21, 2008
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

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

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

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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