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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)…

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