Run, Fat Boy, Run

Run, Fat Boy, Run

Streaming Video - 2008
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Five years ago Dennis (Simon Pegg) was at the altar about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancee. 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 (Hank Azaria), 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 more than a running joke.
Publisher: [United States] : Entertainment One : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 100 min.)) :,sound, color


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Oct 06, 2018

This comedic film stars Simon Pegg and is directed by David Schwimmer. Five years ago, Dennis left his pregnant girlfriend at the altar. Today, he realizes that he wants her back. The problem? She is now with a handsome and athletic man who does charity. In order to try and win her back, he enters a charity race hoping she’ll give him another chance. I found the character of Dennis very difficult to like or feel bad for, which made it hard for me to root for him to succeed. It did, however, make it easier for me to enjoy all of the jokes made at his expense. I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars for being entertaining enough to watch, and would recommend it to those who can laugh at just about anything. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 21, 2016

This one took 20 minutes or so to gain momentum, but after that point it was entertaining enough to merit watching. And then it rewards you with some fun laughs and some emotion. Was also interested in this movie for some time with David Schwimmer as the director (think: plays the funniest character on "Friends"!)

JCLKatieS Nov 23, 2015

Another cute flick about a man trying to make up for his past mistakes. Dennis is clueless but absolutely in love with his ex and son and will do whatever it takes to get them back. When checking out this film, think father-son relationships, love triangles and touchy family moments. It was OK only because it wasn't original.

Aug 24, 2015

Predictable, formulaic, silly jokes; bland, and the protagonist is fairly unlikeable. But at least this movie didn't annoy me.
Worth the price that I paid, $0.00.

Jan 29, 2015

Every time I see this guy: Simon Pegg, I like him more and more. Im still searching for the movie he is in that I do not enjoy. Unfortanely, I enjoyed this one very much too.

booklady1 Oct 06, 2014

A bit of fun!

Sep 12, 2014

Simon Pegg is an amazing actor and comedian which I have been following since his stint on SPACED. He's subtle and awkward while foolishly attempting to be smooth an cool. Something which is more than easy to relate too.

Run, Fatboy, Run was very entertaining and kind interesting in it's own sense. I truly believed Dennis was going to do much more than he did, like any heartfelt comedy, but this movie took a strange and weird turn towards the end.

Funny, entertaining, and yes sadly I'll admit this film was rather encouraging. The characters were hilarious in their own respects and even the antagonist had a little flavor to him. Not just another Jerk, you actually felt [at least I did] that he [Whit] had a chance to teach Dennis something thoughtful and inspiring. Sadly I was mistaken, much like I am which I watch a Pegg film, just when you catch on to what's happening, he switches it up on you.

May 05, 2014

Predictable and corny, but still fun.

Jul 09, 2013

It is a heartwarming comedy.

jimbedley Mar 02, 2013

Painfully predictable

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Mar 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Mar 31, 2011

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Mar 25, 2011

Gordon: Hey I've got you those tickets you wanted...
Dennis: They were for yesterday!
Gordon: Oh so NOW you don't want them?
Dennis: Why would I want them?
Gordon: You could... sell them on e-bay.
Dennis: Who would buy tickets for an event which happened yesterday?
Gordon: ...Time Travellers.

Mar 25, 2011

Whit: I actually ran the London Marathon
Dennis: Oh that's a coincidence.
Whit: Why's that?
Dennis: Oh, I watched it on the tele... well... the last hour... I sleep in on Sundays

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Mar 31, 2011

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Mar 25, 2011

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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