Run, Fatboy, Run


Action / Comedy / Romance / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 61626


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January 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM


Simon Pegg as Dennis
Stephen Merchant as Man with Broken Leg
David Schwimmer as Man Handing Dennis a Beer During Race
Thandie Newton as Libby
695.73 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
P/S 2 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by comps-784-38265 7 / 10

Enjoyable Comedy

I think a test of whether a film is 'good' or 'bad' is to ask the question - would you be happy to watch again or several times?

Run Fat Boy Run is a film I have happily watched several times over the years.

It is a charming comedy where the good guy does, eventually, triumph through adversity. The old fashioned ending, where they do live happily ever after.

Pegg jilted his girlfriend (Newton) at the alter because he was scared, thus ending the relationship. However, they do have a son.

A few years later, he's working as a looser security guard, she is dating a rich American playboy. Pegg does start to get jealous. Particularly as the relationship looks to be serious and may mean she and will marry the American and go to live in the USA taking their son with her.

Trying to outdo the playboy (who is a keen runner) Pegg talks himself into running the London marathon (against the American)

The story is a light hearted comedy as Pegg tries to win back his family. The marathon becomes 'the wall' he must overcome to achieve this.


Reviewed by areatw 6 / 10

A romcom with a difference

As a big Simon Pegg fan, I must admit that this is probably my least favourite film of his. It just doesn't come close to 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz', two of my favourite comedies of all time.

It certainly isn't your typical romcom, if you can even call it that. It's more like a comedy with a hint of romance for the sake of a plot. It still has the classic Pegg silliness about it, just not to the level of some of his other films. Perhaps they wanted to appeal to a wider audience.

'Run Fatboy Run' is a funny but underwhelming comedy movie, especially by Pegg's high standards.

Reviewed by erwinpeeters 7 / 10

Not anything new, couple of laughs, some clichés, but still entertaining

Is this anything new? No it is not. We have seen this kind of movie before. Estranged father wants to win his family back by doing something stupid.

Is this well directed? No not really. Is this well acted? No not really. Has this a good story? No not really.

But.... and yes there is a but, at least for me. This movie actually made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Not many movies can say that. No this is not a great movie, like i said above.

I still think it is a quirky movie that is worth watching. Don't expect to much and just watch it

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