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BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell
Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell

In comedy / drama Brittany Runs A Marathon, Brittany (Jillian Bell) is a New Yorker who doesn’t have her life together; a reality she’s forced to face after her rejected request for an Adderall subscription leads to the wake up call she’d been needing.

Also starring Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howery and Alice Lee; director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s film is well acted and does a good, believable job of capturing the ups and downs of one woman’s personal journey of transformation. A transformation that was necessary in order for her to finally take charge of her life and go after the things she wants.

There are indeed some humorous moments in Colaizzo’s movie. However, those don’t stand out for me quite as much as the parts that proved difficult to watch. Especially when Brittany was hurting, disappointed and particularly how those negative feelings affected the people closest to her.

Overall, for me, the best thing about Brittany Runs A Marathon, besides its general believability is getting to see someone achieve what they, at the start may have perceived as impossible. I’m also not mad that it had me reflecting on the gift of great friends. May we all recognise and appreciate them when they show themselves.

Lastly, for the shortest of moments as the movie played, the idea of running a marathon seemed like a good one. That was until I remembered how much I like my blister-less feet and intact toenails.

Watch it if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON (2019): New Trailer From Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Utkarsh Ambudkar…

Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell
Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019).


Written / directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo; Starring Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jennifer Dundas and Patch Daragh, Brittany Runs A Marathon is a new comedy / drama about Brittany Forgler, a hot mess of a New Yorker.

Brittany knows how to have a good time and during an early morning walk-of-shame, she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office to score some Adderall, only she finds herself slapped with a prescription she never wanted…

I myself have zero plans to run any marathon, ever – but that in no way means I’m not open to all the fun that comes with watching another person suffer through the process. Remember Run, Fat Boy, Run (2017)? I have no idea yet whether Brittany Runs A Marathon will be quite as fun, but I’m looking forward to finding out.

Lil Rel Howery, Max Pava, Alice Lee, Erica Hernandez, Michaela Watkins, Adam Sietz and Dan Bittner also star.

Brittany Runs A Marathon Release Dates: August 23rd, 2019 (US); November 1st, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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ROUGH NIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon…

Rough Night (2017), Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell
Rough Night (2017), Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell

Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz and Kate McKinnon have a new Lucia Aniello directed comedy. The story centres around what happens at a bachelorette weekend getaway after one of the attendees ends up dead…

I thinks it’s going to take something pretty special to experience a bachelor / bachelorette getaway movie that’s good enough to come close to the likes of The Hangover (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011). I’m happy to entertain those that try though, as long as the trailers don’t look absolutely terrible. So far for 2017, we have  Girls Trip and now, Rough Night. I’m  so far, not particularly over-excited about either option, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised.

Rough Night Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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FIST FIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan…

Fist Fight (2017), Charlie Day
Fist Fight (2017), Charlie Day

Ice cube, Christina Hendricks and Charlie Day are the stars of new High School based fight comedy Fist Fight

My fingers are crossed that Fist Fight won’t be anything like Sisters (2015) or The Night Before (2015);  two movies that featured grownups behaving in ways that were only believable and entertaining when teenagers do it. I couldn’t even make it to the halfway point with either movie.

My wish for the Richie Keen directed Fist Fight is that it’s funnier and  far more believable than the aforementioned films. The above rather well edited trailer puts a smile on my face whilst forcing me to reminisce about my fun high school years. So that’s a good start.

Fist Fight Release Dates: February 17th, 2017 (US); February 24th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015): New Comedy Starring Seth Rogen & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

The latest trailer for Seth Rogen’s new film, The Night Before is here…

Directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogen, Antony mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Kaplan and Jillian Bell, of course it’s a comedy and I already can’t wait. 

I’m just glad that as far as I can tell from the trailer, I can’t see any reason why Sony would have to pull out of releasing this one (fingers crossed).

Release Date (s): November 2oth, 2015 (UK), December 4th, 2015 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

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