Run Fatboy Run
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Five years ago Dennis was at the altar about to marry Libby, his pregnant fiancée. He got cold feet and ran for the hills, and he's been going in circles ever since. When Dennis discovers Libby's hooked up with high-flying-go-getter Whit, he realizes it's now or never. He enters a marathon to show he's more than a quitter but then finds out just how much sweat, strain and tears it takes to run for 26 miles. Nobody gives him a chance, but Dennis knows this is his only hope to be more than a running joke.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This feeble premise limits the movie to perfunctory gags about the hero's sloth and some canned underdog drama."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Nothing to be embarrassed about here. Though the kick-in-the-balls scene does run on a bit."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The picture manages to juggle both the silly and the sentimental without falling flat."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"It's a Generation X movie in a way very few movies are any more; it is unseemly to admit that our generation is about as slackery as we had promised to become. Go with your ex and smile."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Far from the gut-busting brilliance of Pegg's other, self-made starring vehicles."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"...cuter and sweeter than I expected, a mildly pleasant surprise."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's a good formalic romantic comedy. Nothing more."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"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."
‑ Teresa Budasi, Chicago Sun-Times
"Tere's nothing edgy or new about Run, Fat Boy, Run."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"The film, like its flabby aspiring marathon runner protagonist, feels shapeless and exhausted from the sheer effort of trying to please audiences."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Schwimmer completely lacks what it takes to ever get this movie off the ground. The story is fairly formula and the actors are basically on mark, yet the jokes (most of which are so predictable they are telegraphed a mile in advance) land with a virtually"
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Schwimmer offers generic rom-com conventions in his feature directorial debut."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
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