Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish.Written by
The fictional "Nike River Run" described in the movie as a 26.2 mile run along the River Thames with the finish line at St Pauls Cathedral. The race is shown as starting at City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames, which is only 1.3 miles away from St Pauls. See more »
[At the hospital, after Jake plays with the hospital bed causing it to fall backwards]
God dam it WILL YOU STOP MESSING AROUND WITH THE BED YA LITTLE SHIT?
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Closing credits shown in (hard to read) foot-prints, as in a marathon runner running. See more »
Two words are dubbed over in the version shown on HBO in the United States. (1) While in the bun shop, the little old lady calls Dennis a "prick" instead of a "cock". (2) When Libby is showing Gordon the bathroom, he says that he put on Italian loafers and they "hurt like hell" instead of "hurt like fuck". In both instances, the actor's mouths are clearly mouthing the correct words, which are also shown in the closed captions. See more »
+ For this being the 1st big movie David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends) has directed, it's very well done. Simon Pegg is his usual grade A comedy acting self along side Dylan Moran. This film being well scripted and performed by all the cast, I would recommend this as a must watch for anyone with a sense of humour (and some who don't).
The plot was somewhat predictable (not the worst thing in the world, at least it had a plot) that it almost smelled like Disney towards the end.
My opinion might be slightly negated by the fact that I'm a fan of Pegg and Dylan, however, I'm not normally a fan of Schwimmer so I hope that he keeps this grade of directing up in the future (if he chooses to direct again that is).
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