Run, Fatboy, Run is about Dennis Doyle, who left Libby at the alter due to mounting pressures of being a husband and father. Now Libby has a new boyfriend who is everything Dennis is not. Motivated to win back Libby's respect, his goal is to run a marathon alongside the antagonist Whit.
Release Year: 2007
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- Attributions: Dennis attributes his failures to external, stable, and out-of-control variables.
- Confidence: Dennis walks around the whole movie slumpy until the very end, while Whit is a very proud and confident person.
- Goal Setting: Dennis sets his goal of finishing the marathon and earning back the respect of Libby and his son Jake.
- Imagery: During the marathon, Dennis hits the "runner's wall" and envisions himself breaking through a real wall, recalling images of past moments.
- Motivation: Dennis is motivated by various other characters throughout the movie, such as making a bet with friends, being chased with a spatula, betting his rent, and wanting to earn back the respect of his former fiancé.