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  • Summary: Dennis is an ordinary guy. He's a little overweight and he smokes, but he's nice, charming, and unassuming. But five years ago, Dennis did something that wasn't so nice. On his wedding day to his pregnant fiancée, Libby, Dennis did a runner. He just couldn't go through with it. Now, Dennis realizes he made a big mistake. He's still in love with Libby. He still sees her all the time because of Jake, their son, but all romantic ties have been severed. Libby's now seeing Whit, a charming professional from the city, and Dennis immediately dislikes him. Whit is casual, easygoing, successful, and good with Jake, much to Dennis' annoyance. In a last-ditch effort to prove to Libby that he's changed his ways, Dennis impulsively announces at her birthday party that he will run in the same London marathon that Whit has been training for. But does Dennis have the stuff to trade his cold feet for running shoes? (Picturehouse)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Filled with moments that will make you smile.
  2. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    Pegg has staked out a peculiar slant on genre material that ventures beyond irony toward rehabilitation--and nobody plays blithe humiliation with more style.
  3. 63
    Suggestion: When making a film called Run Fat Boy Run, how about hiring a fat boy?
  4. Snarkiness and sentiment are in constant battle for supremacy throughout Run, Fat Boy, Run with no chance of a comfortable draw.
  5. One of the problems with the new comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run is that it’s not English enough, even though its antagonist is a thoroughly detestable American go-getter.
  6. Reviewed by: Kamal AL-Solaylee
    Its peculiar strain of anti-Americanism aside, Run, Fat Boy, Run tries to bridge the gap between self-deprecating Brits and self-aggrandizing Yanks, settling down somewhere between the two. Don't ask me where, exactly, but this mid-Atlantic meeting point is an ultra-neutral zone.
  7. Simon Pegg has what it takes, but he's saddled himself with a script (co-written by Pegg and Michael Ian Black) that Adam Sandler wouldn't have pulled out of his bottom drawer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Feb 5, 2011
    Run, fatboy,Run is entertainment. It has a perfect balance of humor, grossout gags and a big heart.What more do you want?It is a film where beneath all the idiocy and goofiness lies a film that has a lesson to it and humor, which most movies don't possess Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2013
    Definitely not Simon Peggs best work but an entertaining movie no doubt. Run Fatboy Run is worth watching but don't expect it to be absolutely hilarious. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2010
    Well it has some funny moments but the story is so ridiculous it's untrue. A few nice cameos here & there but nowhere near as good as Pegg's other work. Dylan Moran plays himself yet again as well. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    Predictability is rampant but it still provides a decent amount of laughs.
  5. Nov 3, 2011
    Oh, no. Oh dear. If only this could have been better. It's a kind of funny premise, and Hank Azaria is funny. Oh well; I'm looking forward to At World's End. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2012
    Not funny, not inspirational, not convincing, not entertaining, not memorable... actually it's not much of anything.

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