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
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Brittany Runs A Marathon / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Stuff

Stuff

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.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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.

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