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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

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A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jillian Bell ... Brittany
Jennifer Dundas ... Shannon
Patch Darragh ... Doctor Falloway
Alice Lee ... Gretchen
Erica Hernandez ... Molly
Max Pava ... Drunk Guy
Michaela Watkins ... Catherine
Adam Sietz Adam Sietz ... Glenn
Dan Bittner ... Terrence
Mikey Day ... Dev
Lil Rel Howery ... Demetrius
Kate Arrington ... Cici
Beth Malone ... Tesla
Micah Stock ... Seth
Esteban Benito ... Peter
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Storyline

Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgleris everybody's best friend -- except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor's office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.

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You can't rush progress.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexuality and some drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,711, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$7,031,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,031,803
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Trivia

Writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo wrote the script not long after his best friend Brittany completed her first run, and correctly predicted several things, including that she would successfully complete a marathon, and that she would hurt her leg. See more »

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The amount of wine in Brittany's glass at Demetrius's party constantly goes back to being close to full, despite her taking big gulps and not seen refilling the glass. See more »

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Owner of Dog-sitting Home: [to Brittany and Jern upon returning and looking around] You pieces of shit have been LIVING HERE?
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References Debbie Does Dallas (1978) See more »

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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
24 August 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

Summer at the movies has come to an end and I can feel it from the lack of films coming out this and next week. However, Brittany Runs a Marathon is something that I wanted to make sure to see for somewhat personal reasons. No, it's not because I want to lose weight to look and feel better, although sure that's something good to get to one day. I more so identified with the idea of doing something for yourself and improving yourself, and just having a more all around positive attitude. Its something that I've really been focusing on this year and I feel so much better. The film is an entertaining watch and hammers home a few good messages.

The film is about a 28 year old who after visiting the doctor realizes that she needs to start losing weight to avoid serious health problems. The idea of running at first is so daunting and crazy to her but once she gets into it she sees things change, including her friendship, her romantic life, and also what she learns about herself and about the willpower she never knew she possessed. This is the first time I'm seeing Jillian Bell in a lead role and shes absolutely great in this.

The film does a great job of balancing humor and the drama that comes with it. The film is a rather empowering tale of loving oneself. Its not just about the physical gains that come out of taking care of yourself but a lot of it comes from the mind and being in a place where you are truly happy. As mentioned earlier, this is something that is so true for me in this stage of my life where I am consistently looking to improve myself and I've been happier than I've been before.

Getting back to the film its a nice bit of a character study filled with training montages, awkward romances, breakups of close friendships, and a theme of change. Yes, we've heard of all this before in film but Brittany Runs a Marathon does it very well. I do feel like the film loses its way in writing a bit near the end but ultimately it means very well and does a job of entertaining its viewers.

7/10


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