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
Throughout the film, there are several different cartoon versions of Dennis that appear as graffiti. Each represents Dennis' state of mind at that point in the movie. The easiest one to see is right after Dennis has the fight with Gordon (Dylan Moran). He runs around the corner and leans against a wall, then slowly sinks to the ground. Behind him on the wall, is a cartoon Dennis hanging from a tree, representing his lowest ebb in the movie. See more »
During the fighting scene, Dennis' ear continually changes from being bright red to normal. See more »
I saw your friend Gordon this morning
I'll replace anything he stole.
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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 »
Written by Geraldo Cunha (as Cunho) and Pery Ribeiro (as Ribeira)
Performed by Astrud Gilberto
Courtesy of Verve Records (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations See more »
This was a great film and had me and the rest of the audience in stitches. Well worth seeing and for those that have seen Michael Douglas in the Running  the tale will be somewhat familiar.
Simon Pegg delivers the comedic moments superbly (doesn't he always?) and yet also convincingly parts a warm touch to, well, those warm touching moments in the film that he shares with his son.
Harish Patel deserves a very honourable mention as Pegg's landlord-cum-mentor-cum-trainer. The only problem with the film was that all the way through I was waiting on Nick Frost to make at least a cameo appearance - talking of which the David Walliams scene will bring a smile to those Little Britaners out there.
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