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Still shot from the movie: Run, Fat Boy, Run.

Run, Fat Boy, Run

Dennis (Simon Pegg) has been labeled a quitter ever since he jilted his pregnant fiancee (Thandie Newton) at the altar. Now, the only hope he has of shaking this title (and possibly getting his girlfriend back), is to prove he can follow through by do something really difficult --like running a marathon. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 27 Mar 2008
Video Release: 22 Sep 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Run, Fat Boy, Run Rated PG-13?


This story of a man who is unable to finish anything he starts provides a positive message about determination and endurance. Unfortunately only a minimal amount of time is spent on this element while the bulk of the film wanders through scenes of sexual innuendo and discussions of male genitals. An out-of-wedlock pregnancy is discussed and the child becomes a main character in the story. One male character is seen naked from the rear twice and strategically placed objects in a change room obscure the view of another nude man. A man appears to be masturbating when he uses a mannequin’s hand to scratch his clothed genital area. Language includes two uses of a sexual expletive, (including one in a sexual context), along with two depictions of raised middle fingers (one by a child). Other profanities, crude anatomical terms, names of Deity, and a derogatory statement toward an American are heard. Violence includes two men fighting with fists and objects, a shoplifter who taunts a security guard, car theft and a scene where a man pops a huge blister on his foot. Characters smoke and drink in this film, although it is suggested that trying to run a marathon while continuing these habits is a bad idea. A man drinks raw eggs.

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