Sunday, March 2, 2008

Run fatboy run : movie review

Cast : Simon pegg, Thandie newton, Hank azaria, Dylon Moron.
Direction : David Schwimmer.
Screenplay : Ian black and Simon pegg.

I have always liked David Schwimmer for his character as the awesomely funny Dr. Ross geller in Friends. Run fatboy run, Schwimmer's directorial debut starts of to be funny but loses all the gas towards the end.

Dennis( Simon Pegg) gets cold feet on his wedding day and runs off, leaving behind his pregnant fiancee Libby ( Thandie Newton). Five years later, Dennis works as a security guard to a clothing store and Libby runs her own bakery. Libby starts dating Whit ( Hank Azaria), a rich guy and fitness freak, who plans to migrate to Chicago with Libby and Dennis's son Jake. Dennis whose love for Libby never abated realizes that its now or never.

The movie starts off with a few good laughs, but over the time, it begins to fade. I don't have any problems watching movies with predictable climax or ' happily ever after' endings, but to know the climax and to arrive at it after a long drag is awful. Simon pegg does a good job of portraying a guy with less inspiration. The characterization of Hank azaria is a complete cliche. How many more movies are we gonna see with the initially good guy turn into a stumble bum at the end?!.

Though Dennis completes the marathon race, the movie fails mid way. Watch this movie, if you are stuck with nothing other than 'I know who killed me'.


Kathi Kuthu Karthik said...

mokkai padam nu neeye certificate kuduthuta... thanks.. but one doubt y do u always see movies involving pregnant ladies and either the bride or groom not interested in marriage?
Any plans of leaving behind your prenant GF? i know tat is not possible yet i have a doubt on you.
Anyways good review. keep it up

PSYCHO said...

i thought it was a nice movie....simon pegg was good, better than in previous role imho (shawn of the dead is the best i geuess). nice time pass and lots of black humor.

and dude pls, do away with the captcha's

ur blog won't be spammed...admit it....ur not famous

Comfortably Numb said...

Cool man! Kindaa makes me wanna watch the movie :P