Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany (the brilliant Jillian Bell) is nearly 30, has a rubbish job, goes out every night, generally does things she shouldn't. After a reality check from her doctor, she enlists to run in the New York Marathon. Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance 2019.

2019Rating: M, Coarse language and sex103 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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Reviews & comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It has a lot going for it, largely because it’s so pertinent.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

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While it perhaps attempts to cover too many modern maladies and malaises, as well as shoehorning in traditional Hollywood rom-com tropes, it's hard not to like this transformative tale of self-empowerment.

Variety

Variety

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This terrifically engaging debut feature by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzano is the best kind of "crowdpleaser": one that earns every emotional beat that might seem formulaic in four out of five similar enterprises.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Humor ends up being replaced by a cloying earnestness as the finish line comes into view. Do the self-deprecating remarks really need to vanish along with the weight? It's hard to imagine why.

Time Out

Time Out

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Colaizzo successfully walks a fine line between inspiration and caution, never presenting Brittany as a patronizing role model for weight loss, nor a clichéd case of inner beauty.

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Jillian Bell is a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops in this hilarious and heartfelt tale...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Bell imbues Brittany with humanity and wit, but all too frequently she is working within the framework of a story that seems hellbent on robbing her character of joy.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Brittany" not only goes places you won't be expecting but it also manages to be simultaneously sympathetic and unsentimental, a picture with a laugh-out-loud sense of humor that can be as real as hell when it needs to be.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Brittany is as uplifting as it is hilarious – to say it makes you laugh and cry feels like a cliché, but is perfectly apt for this finely balanced dramedy that, if there was any justice in Hollywood, would launch Bell into a plethora of leading roles.

5.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It has a lot going for it, largely because it’s so pertinent.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While it perhaps attempts to cover too many modern maladies and malaises, as well as shoehorning in traditional Hollywood rom-com tropes, it's hard not to like this transformative tale of self-empowerment.

Variety

Variety

press

This terrifically engaging debut feature by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzano is the best kind of "crowdpleaser": one that earns every emotional beat that might seem formulaic in four out of five similar enterprises.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Humor ends up being replaced by a cloying earnestness as the finish line comes into view. Do the self-deprecating remarks really need to vanish along with the weight? It's hard to imagine why.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Colaizzo successfully walks a fine line between inspiration and caution, never presenting Brittany as a patronizing role model for weight loss, nor a clichéd case of inner beauty.

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Jillian Bell is a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops in this hilarious and heartfelt tale...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Bell imbues Brittany with humanity and wit, but all too frequently she is working within the framework of a story that seems hellbent on robbing her character of joy.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Brittany" not only goes places you won't be expecting but it also manages to be simultaneously sympathetic and unsentimental, a picture with a laugh-out-loud sense of humor that can be as real as hell when it needs to be.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Brittany is as uplifting as it is hilarious – to say it makes you laugh and cry feels like a cliché, but is perfectly apt for this finely balanced dramedy that, if there was any justice in Hollywood, would launch Bell into a plethora of leading roles.

5.0