Run Fat Boy, Run

I have enjoyed having Netflix because I get to watch new movies instead of the same ones that I’ve already seen which always were playing on DirecTV.  Not to mention that the price is substantially less (@$9.50 per month vs. @$55 per month). 

Recently we rented Run Fat Boy, Run.  I found it amusing and even charming at times. It wasn’t the greatest movie I’ve ever seen, but I did enjoy it.  The guy (Simon Pegg as Dennis Doyle) leaves his pregnant fiance at the alter.  They skip ahead 5 years. He is involved in his boy’s life and loves him very much. Then the shocking twist at the end is that he gets the girl back. There were a couple themes that I appreciate in it:

  • At one point, the main character is speaking to his ex and says “I would rather ruin your day than ruin your life.”  He realized that he was not the man he needed to be, nor the man that this woman needs. Unfortunately, he should have realized this before he got her pregnant and proposed.  But, the main plot of the movie is about him becoming a man who actually pushes through tough times and maintains his commitments. Its a process of restoring an element of integrity that was lost.
  • The “other man” in the story is an example of those guys who appear to have everything together, but on the inside are actually in shambles.
  • There are a couple guys in the movie who are friends with the main character. They encourage him to accomplish his goal.  They do what it takes to help him be the man he wants to be. 
  • Lastly, I found the title applicable personally.

 Just some random thoughts. If you are bored, it’s worth a look.




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