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Run, Fatboy, Run

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. Of course it’s not quite that simple – the reason for Denis’ sudden interest in running is a challenge presented by the new boyfriend – the swank, sophisticated and wealthy American. So as well as the standard “boy has girl, boy throws girl away, boy is shown that he can’t live without girl, boy proves his worth, boy wins back girl” story, this is also a “American moves in on boy’s territory, American is so much better in all ways than British boy, boy rises to challenge and proves that plucky middle class Brit has more heart and is better in all ways than upstart American” story.

Very predictable, but still well done and very entertaining and we laughed – which honestly was he whole point of watching it in the first place. I do wonder how much Nike paid for the gratuitous product placement…

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