Diary of an Ass Monkey (assmonkeydiary) wrote,
Diary of an Ass Monkey

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Run, Fatboy, Run (no big spoilers)

A friend of mine got free passes to see a preview of Run, Fatboy, Run last night. The premise is that five years ago, slacker Dennis (Simon Pegg) left his adorable pregnant fiance Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar and now he's somehow gotten it into his head that he can win her back if he runs in this big marathon against her current boyfriend (Hank Azaria). It was very cute and charming, but I was expecting there to be more laughs, especially since it was written by The State's Michael Ian Black and Pegg himself. Most of the funny came from Pegg's Shaun of the Dead co-star Dylan Moran (playing Dennis's buddy Gordon), who pretty much stole every scene he was in. At times, I thought, there were even set-ups for jokes that never quite materialized, making me thing that the screenplay was originally funnier, but was re-crafted at some point to be more heartwarming.

Tags: action, aquatic, barefoot, best of 2008, film
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