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 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Anil Sinanan
Time Out

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.

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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.

Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Disappointingly, Run, Fat Boy, Run is an unsatisfying hybrid not funny enough to be a true comedy, and not serious enough for a drama.

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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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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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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Satisfyingly entertaining.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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

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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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David N. Butterworth

About as funny as Ross on "Friends." David Schwimmer (Ross on "Friends") directs.

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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