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Run Fat Boy Run

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"I'm sick of being a nearly man!" complains Simon Pegg's hapless security guard Dennis, shortly after being outpaced by a shoplifting drag queen. What chance, then, will he have against Whit (Hank Azaria), the marathon-running new beau of the ex-fiancée (Thandie Newton) he left standing at the altar five years earlier with a bun in her oven? Reprising his loveable-loser persona from Shaun Of The Dead, Pegg proves agreeable company in a lightweight Britcom whose biggest laughs emanate from its supporting cast (Dylan Moran's debauched deadbeat, Harish Patel's spatula-wielding landlord). Shame that David Schwimmer's direction is so flat-footed in other departments, depending as it does on an assortment of lame cameos (David Walliams, heptathlete Denise Lewis) and stroppy grandmothers who say "cock!" to plug the gaps.

 

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 7th 2007

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