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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Run, Fatboy, Run

"I'm not fat, I'm unfit." Simon Pegg in Run, Fatboy, Run (Picturehouse)

With two features ( Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz ) and one cult comedy ( Spaced ) under his belt, Simon Pegg has won over a devoted following of fans. Maybe not a fan base as big as Brad Pitt's but devoted nonetheless. So for those of us who are fans, it's been a bit of a wait for Run, Fatboy, Run (opening March 28 in a limited engagement), a film that's been sitting on the shelf for at least a year. The delay is odd since Pegg is a reasonably marketable name and the film's first time director is former Friends' star David Schwimmer.

Dis Appointed from Del Mar
April 01, 2008 at 10:59 PM
Sorely disappointed in this very predictable movie. I had to force myself to laugh at the funniest moments but even then it was a far stretch.


Beth Accomando from San Diego
April 01, 2008 at 11:14 PM
Yes I agree. I don't know what was more painful, watching Simon Pegg work through the mediocre material or admitting that the film was nothing like what I had hoped for. I was looking forward to this! I had to go home and watch Shaun of the Dead with a chaser of Spaced.