Run Fatboy Run
Run Fatboy Run (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 2008
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47%
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64%



Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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

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Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

Tere's nothing edgy or new about Run, Fat Boy, Run.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Stuart Brooks
Average comedy, nothing special, none offensive and kind of a waste of time.
Spencer S.
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… More
Directors Cat
All I can say is Its predictable and not Pegg's best film but its honestly quite funny
xGary Xx
Commitment-phobe Dennis Doyle, who left his pregnant girlfriend at the altar enters a marathon in an attempt to prove that he has changed and win her back.… More
Dead Angel
That Indian guy was truly funny.
Lady D'arbanville
For me, this film was better second time around. At the time of it?s release it was inevitably compared to Simon Pegg?s other works, such as ?Shaun of the… More

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