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Run, Fat Boy, Run

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG-13 — for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking
  • Director: David Schwimmer   Cast: Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Ameet Chana, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
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Sarah Curtis, Robert Jones



Release Date

Mar 22, 2008

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I wouldn’t believe that Run, Fat Boy, Run was co-written by Simon Pegg (of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) if he weren’t up there on the screen in teeny briefs and with his gut stuck out, trying to endear himself to the American audience in material maybe a notch above Rob Schneider’s. The director, David Schwimmer, underlines the jokes and adds exclamation points, but a softer touch probably wouldn’t have helped. As Pegg’s rival in love, Hank Azaria does an amusing George Clooney send-up (he’s too handsome for the room) that has the paradoxical effect of invoking Clooney’s elegance and making the movie seem even flabbier.