Run Fat Boy Run is a funny movie. It's not a great comedy but it is a touching and well done comedy. As usual Simon Pegg is outstanding and he's surrounded by a cast that acquits themselves well. My only problem with this film was that Thanide Newton is too skinny. Seriously, she has become Lara Flynn Boyle/Keira Knightly skinny and it does not look good on her. Hey Thandie, have a sandwich or three on me babe and get a little junk back in your trunk.
For you Little Britain fans out there David Walliams shows up in this film. His cameo is a riff on his Mr. Man character and it's one of the funnier bits in the movie.
Much funnier than I thought it was going to be and it's mainly due to Amy Poehler. Tina Fey, wisely in my opinion, stepped back and gave the laugh lines to her co-stars and they all shine in their comic roles. Steve Martin as her money grubbing new age boss is also good in this movie. I highly recommend this movie for some brainless fun.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Allow me to summarize the symbolism of this film: Good and evil will always battle it out and sometimes innocent people will get caught up in that battle and they'll die for no good reason. That's it. That's what this movie is about. Good clashes with evil and Kelly MacDonald does a preposterous accent and at one point allowed herself to be filmed while sporting a bad hairdo. Did this movie deserve all the Oscars it won? Meh, not if you ask me. It's actually a pretty pedestrian heist gone wrong/no honor among thieves movie in my humble opinion.