Running: a way to show what you're made of
What I liked about this movie is the way running is portrayed as a way to show what you're made off. A way to show you can commit to something, see things through and are someone to rely on.
It's not very realistic...
Granted, the movie isn't very realistic: Dennis Doyle, played by Simon Pegg, runs the marathon without even having breakfast, and after only three weeks training.
Oh dear, running shoes as a gift?
And the way he gets his running shoes, someone gives them to him as a present, probably makes shoe experts wince. And the jokes often are a bit crass.
The message is great
But the message of the movie is great:
Running makes you a better person.
And to that, I couldn't agree more.