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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.
Why Is Run, Fat Boy, Run Rated PG-13?
Run, Fat Boy, Run is rated PG-13 for some rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking.
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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.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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In this film, Dennis trains for his physical feat by drinking raw eggs, just like Rocky. In another UK production, a middle-aged man tries to prove his worth by swimming the English Channel On a Clear Day.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Run, Fat Boy, Run...
The DVD release of Run, Fat Boy, Run is cheered on by the inclusion of deleted scenes and an audio commentary with the cast and director. Presented in either Full Frame or Widescreen, the audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital.