Movie Review

Run Fat Boy Run (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Run Fat Boy Run, Simon Pegg | PEGG O' HER HEART? Simon Pegg tries to shape up for a marathon to impress an ex in the wearying Run Fat Boy Run
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PEGG O' HER HEART? Simon Pegg tries to shape up for a marathon to impress an ex in the wearying Run Fat Boy Run
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Mar 28, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 100 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg; Distributor: Picturehouse

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

Originally posted Mar 26, 2008 Published in issue #985 Apr 04, 2008 Order article reprints
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