Run Fatboy Run


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.

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Simon Pegg
as Dennis Doyle
Thandie Newton
as Elizabeth Olivia 'Libby' Odell
Ameet Chana
as Taxi Driver
India de Beaufort
as Maya Goshdashtidar
Simon Day
as Vincent
Ruth Sheen
as Claudine
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Critic Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (37)

The film jogs along uncertain whether it is aiming to be an episode of Friends or a Farrelly brothers farce. Overrun with fart jokes, it is fitfully funny and hamstrung by a sentimental and implausible plot.

Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Dec 17, 2008 | Full Review…

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

Mar 31, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming.

Mar 31, 2008

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.

Mar 28, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 28, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

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

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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That Indian guy was truly funny.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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Pegg, now a bit of a typecast, always wins me over with his average man of the street hilarity, and his down to earth lovable, puppy dog temperament. Not only was this film original and funny, but also a lesson in how much love can truly heal.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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