Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance, Sport


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Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.


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7 September 2007 | reeltime_69
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| This is worth a watch, no really it is......
I loved this film from start to finish!!! The story, the cast, the acting, the directing all of these things are bang - on hats off to David Schwimmer i say !! This is isn't exactly the most intellectual storyline and it isn't going to change your life, but it is very entertaining Pegg at his best offering some of the funniest lines and on screen hilarity iv'e seen in a while. Plus Dylan Moran is excellent and usually i find that Stand-Up Comedians don't carry into films very well but this didn't seem a problem for Moran.

the film is also riddled with cameo's from famous British Comedians! That really put the cherry on top of of this film.

If you want to see and honest comedy with a very heartfelt and original script Run,Fatboy,Run is for you!!!

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Trivia

On the March 21st edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Director David Schwimmer discussed the scene between Hank Azaria and Simon Pegg that takes place in the locker room. Generally, if males have to be nude for a scene, they will use a nude (flesh)-colored pouch to cover themselves. However, for some reason, the pouch wouldn't stay put, and Azaria ultimately decided to forgo wearing it, but told Schwimmer not to say anything to Pegg. The reaction of shock we see from Simon Pegg when Azaria drops his towel is genuine.


Quotes

Gordon: Hey, maybe there's a little man in there who looks just like you but he's really good at running.
Dennis: What are you talking about?
Gordon: Just a thought.


Goofs

When Dennis and Libby are sitting on the bench talking about the marathon, a close-up shows her head turned towards him, but in the next medium shot she is suddenly looking straight ahead.


Crazy Credits

Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running.


Alternate Versions

Two words are dubbed over in the version shown on HBO in the United States. (1) While in the bun shop, the little old lady calls Dennis a "prick" instead of a "cock". (2) When Libby is showing Gordon the bathroom, he says that he put on Italian loafers and they "hurt like hell" instead of "hurt like fuck". In both instances, the actor's mouths are clearly mouthing the correct words, which are also shown in the closed captions.


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Ghetto Love
Written by Natalie Hinds (as Hinds) /
Will.i.am (as Adams) / Teedra Moses (as Moses) / Michael Shapiro (as Shapiro) / James Brown (as Brown) / Betty Newsome (as Newsome)
Performed by Macy Gray
Courtesy of Will i Am Records / Geffen Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Details

Release Date:

28 March 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

City of London, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,340,743 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$6,003,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,478,921

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