Run Fatboy Run

Release Date: March 28, 2008
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Limited release

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21/43 Kim Hollis It's pretty scattershot, but Simon Pegg is always fun and I dig Dylan Moran.
25/52 Sean Collier An entirely acceptable romantic comedy, with some genuinely funny moments.
40/98 David Mumpower I love Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton but the sum of this is less than its parts. The film is very well intended, though.
54/196 Max Braden Typical light romantic comedy.

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In 1994, David Schwimmer made a promise to be there for you. Since Friends went off the air in 2004, the actor has not lived up to this offer. Run, Fatboy, Run is his first attempt to remind people that before a billion people grew to know him as Dr. Ross Gellar, he was considered a gifted talent who could do pretty much anything in the industry. Perhaps surprisingly, Schwimmer has chosen the other side of the camera for this outing. He will direct his first theatrical release using a script written by former Ed co-star Michael Ian Black…yes, the guy from that lousy series of Sprite commercials. Don’t worry. The actors in the movie are a huge step up from the writer and director.

Run, Fatboy, Run stars two of BOP’s absolute favorite people, Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg. Newton was most recently seen in Norbit and The Pursuit of Happyness, but stole our collective hearts as far back as her debut role in 1991, Flirting. As for Pegg, you must be new to the site if you haven’t yet noticed our unhealthy obsession with the star of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz. We are temporarily ignoring the restraining order long enough to sing his praises once more. If Simon Pegg stars in a movie, we are going to watch it. End of discussion. Popular British comedian Dylan Moran, who co-starred with Pegg in Shaun of the Dead, once again joins him in this production, as does the voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hank Azaria.

The film plot for Run, Fatboy, Run is simple. A hefty, young gentleman named Dennis is engaged to be married. When the day of his impending nuptials arrives, he wonders why runaway brides should have all the fun. Jilting his lover at the altar, Dennis spends the next few years of bachelorhood formulating a singular conclusion. The woman he destroyed, Libby, is the love of his life. Clearly, amends must be made in order to reconcile the formerly happy couple. There is one pesky problem standing in their way, though. She’s seeing someone else. Actually, there are two pesky problems, because she’s also still pissed about that whole “dumped on her wedding day” thing. (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for Run Fatboy Run
Main Cast Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria
Supporting Cast Dylan Moran, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey, Ameet Chana, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort
Director David Schwimmer
Screenwriter Michael Ian Black
Distributor Picturehouse
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