On the day of his wedding Dennis (Simon Pegg) makes the worst decision of his life...he leaves his pregnant lover at the alter. With the weight of the world on his shoulders Dennis pulls a Julia Roberts out the window, down the street, and is never to be seen again by the his girl or son until...
Five years later Dennis is working as a security guard in a ladies underwear store. Surprisingly, he has been invited back into his sons life. Now slightly over weight and a chain smoker, Dennis now feels not the pressure of marriage but the pressure of loneliness, lack of purpose, and the reality that he made a mistake.
Bucking up to the mirror and reciting his lines Dennis is ready for his big day. Soon after the knock he realizes the stereotypical dominant male has already moved in and stole the girl. Through a long chain of events he pronounces that he will finally finish something in his life. Proving to himself that he is an overcomer he enters himself into a Marathon that just so happens to be against his lovers new love.
Directed by David Schwimmer, Run Fat Boy Run offers nothing new to the romantic comedy genre. A couple cool comedic concepts and nifty ideas but for the most part your predictable cookie cutter date night movie. Pegg is the star of the show so obviously anyone who's a fan will no doubt enjoy themselves. I being one of those fans just kicked it back and absorbed the film for what it was... nothing more than a random Friday night at the cinema.