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Run Fatboy Run is delightful

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Run Fatboy Run is delightful#1
Posted: 3/28/08 at 2:07pm
Go see this little movie. Don't let the fact that it's a romantic comedy mashed up with a sports comedy bother you, or that it's directed by newbie David Schwimmer. It is really delightful and very funny.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#2
Posted: 3/28/08 at 2:08pm
Are you sure? David Schwimmer? You didn't like him when he was in Friends or anything? I have a huge aversion to David Schwimmer.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#2
Posted: 3/28/08 at 2:15pm
That's why his involvement is being played down. A lot of people despise Schwimmer.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#3
Posted: 3/28/08 at 4:42pm
Does it matter if you despise everyone on Friends?
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#4
Posted: 3/28/08 at 4:57pm
David Schwimmer directed one of the best directed plays I have ever seen. His production of "The Serpent" when he was a senior at Northwestern has stayed with me all these years later.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#5
Posted: 3/28/08 at 4:59pm
i hated "Friends" and especially Schwimmer - that's why I was reticent to go see the movie - but I liked it more than I thought I would. And Thandie Newton is gorgeous, and the little boy who plays their son is cute.
"The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life." - Arthur Miller
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#6
Posted: 3/28/08 at 5:03pm
Anything Simon Pegg writes and stars in is going to be hilarious!

His past films have included SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#7
Posted: 3/28/08 at 5:13pm
HOT FUZZ was very very entertaining.

I will be seeing RUN FATBOY RUN soon.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#8
Posted: 3/28/08 at 7:17pm
It leaked almost a year ago due to America being one of the last countries to get it and the word hasn't been great. I may just wait to rent it.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#9
Posted: 3/29/08 at 2:16am
You do that, Cruel. The rest of us will see it now and enjoy it immensely.

Simon Pegg and Hank Azaria...doesn't get much better than that, for me.
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re: Run Fatboy Run is delightful#10
Posted: 3/29/08 at 10:26pm
Love Pegg and Azaria, but the movie's borderline-awful. Completely middle-of-the-road and by the numbers, and a garish juxtaposition of sentimental romantic comedy and gross-out gags (e.g.: a blister is popped and the pus squirts all over someone's face). And don't be fooled by Pegg's co-writing credit-- he simply combed through Michael Ian Black's script and made the appropriate revisions to transplant MIB's U.S.A.-set script to London. Not one iota of the wit and competence that made up "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead."

Sorry to be a party pooper, but I was hoping this movie would fulfill on the promise of its cast, and it was incredibly lame.