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Run, Fatboy, Run

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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

”It’s kind of like a comic version of Rocky,” explains David Schwimmer of his feature-directing debut, about a down-and-out guy (Shaun of the Dead‘s Simon Pegg) who enters a marathon in an attempt to win back the fiancée (Thandie Newton) he left at the altar five years ago. ”We talked a lot about changing the title at some point, ’cause [Pegg’s] got a nice beer belly, but he’s not fat fat,” says Schwimmer. ”But it brought a smile to people’s faces, so we just kept it.”