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Run Fat Boy Run

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Run Fat Boy Run, Simon Pegg
Ollie Upton

Run Fat Boy Run

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/28/08
performer:
Thandie Newton, Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria
director:
David Schwimmer
distributor:
Picturehouse
author:
Michael Ian Black, Simon Pegg
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D

Simon Pegg, all gopherish twee charm, takes a break from genre send-ups to play a romantic-bumbler, English-Everyman Hugh Grant type in Run Fat Boy Run. He’s got 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. After dumping Thandie Newton at the altar (we’re supposed to have sympathy for this guy?), Pegg tries to beat her beau (Hank Azaria) in a London marathon. Director David Schwimmer bloats this slapdash concept into dim, witless overkill. D

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