Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Movie Review: Run Fatboy Run

While I was procrastinating studying for finals, I decided to pop in Run Fat Boy Run, starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.

If you haven't seen it, it's your classic love story. Boy and girl are getting married and girl is pregnant. Girl is much, much more attractive than boy. Boy jilts (there's a 25-cent word) girl at altar. Boy later realizes that he's made a mistake (duh!).

However, now 5 years later, boy is overweight and new boy with old fiance is Hank Azaria, who is pretty fit. Boy decides to run a marathon in order to get the girl back.

SPOILER ALERT. Turn back if you haven't seen the movie and can't guess how it ends. I know, of course you can figure out how it ends.

Now here's what I like about this movie, outside of its comedic points. The reward for finishing a marathon is that you get the girl of your dreams. If that were true in real life, I think everyone would be ridiculously fit and running marathons.

Although, if that were true, there'd be a lot of girls and guys waiting at the finish line and it would probably get really jumbled up at the end. I mean, the finish line is already pretty packed to begin with, and then to have to add the person of your dreams? Geez, that would get a bit unweildy.

That said, and odd tangent notwithstanding, I enjoyed the movie. It moved quick and was well written. It also hit the minimum Hank Azaria quotient that I need in all of my movies, that was important.


Susan said...

I looooove this movie!

Petraruns said...

My husband and I watched this and he said at the end that he could finally understand why people ran marathons. But he's already got me?

ShirleyPerly said...

Surprisingly, I enjoyed this movie. Usually I don't care for sappy romantic comedies but this one, probably because of the marathon running aspect, was quite funny.

Tom@RunnersLounge said...

I still need to see it. Thanks for the review.

Thanks also for leaving the suggestion for Take It And Run Thursday. Good idea!

Runner Leana said...

I loved this movie! The blister scene kind of gave me the heebie jeebies though!

Marlene said...

I watched this movie the day before my marathon and loved it!