Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 12
Title: Run, Fatboy, Run
Year: 2007 (UK); 2008 (US)
Length: 100 minutes
Director: David Schwimmer
Writers: Michael Ian Black & Simon Pegg; story by Black
Starring: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel
Music: Alex Wurman (mostly non-original music)
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a guy runs a marathon to prove himself to a woman he left years ago
Pacing: Cut like a trailer.
Music: Good songs, used badly.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, ). Every romantic comedy cliche, and not funny. Given the cast, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that their intention was to spoof romantic comedies – that it’s intentionally unfunny, and that’s what’s meant to be funny.
Objective Rating (Average):