12 certificateRun, Fat Boy, Run is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Run, Fat Boy, Run is a 3 star programme

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Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

Directed by
David Schwimmer

This amiable comedy, directed by David Schwimmer, stars Simon Pegg (pictured) and features a number of British comedy stars, including Dylan Moran and Simon Day.

When Dennis (Pegg) found himself standing at the altar with a gorgeous fiancée (Thandie Newton) and a son on the way, he reacted in the only way he knew how - he hot-footed it out of there.

Five years on and he's a security guard in a lingerie store, a part-time dad and a dedicated couch potato. But when his ex, Libby, starts to get serious with a super-fit, supersuccessful American (Hank Azaria), Dennis realises that he made a massive mistake in letting her go. Naturally, the best plan to get her back is to enter the marathon and beat her smug new man to the finish line.

Ex-Friend Schwimmer sticks with the tried-and-tested formula of comedy sporting underdog for his first experience of directing for the big screen, with some success. Pegg (who co-wrote the script) is everyone's favourite Britcom leading man, and there are many cameos to look out for, including David Walliams and Stephen Merchant.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK/USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Run, Fat Boy, Run next on TV?

It's next showing on itv2 Tonight, 9:00pm and on itv2 Plus 1 Tonight, 10:00pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Simon PeggSimon Pegg...Dennis
Image for Thandie NewtonThandie Newton...Libby
Image for Hank AzariaHank Azaria...Whit
Image for Dylan MoranDylan Moran...Gordon
Harish Patel...Mr. Ghoshdashtidar
Ameet Chana...Taxi Driver
Image for India de BeaufortIndia de Beaufort...Maya
Matthew Fenton...Jake
David Gatt...Dennis' Fan
Iddo Goldberg...Reporter
Yaourou Konate...Bridesmaid
Image for Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant...Marathon Runner at Race Headquarters
Jade Ramsey...Athlete Twin
Nikita Ramsey...Athlete Twin
Ruth Sheen...Claudine
Deo Simcox...School Kid
Anna Tolputt...Receptionist
Image for David WalliamsDavid Walliams...Customer