Run, Fatboy, Run

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

My reaction
Concept:0/4 (Terrible)
Story:0/4 (Terrible)
Characters:0/4 (Terrible)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:0/4 (Terrible) Cut like a trailer.
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent) Good songs, used badly.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, 1/4 (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):1.3/4 (Bad)


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