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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)



Critic Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts.

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Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor's office in an attempt to score some Adderall, she finds herself slapped with a prescription she never wanted. Forced to face reality for the first time in a long time, Brittany laces up her Converse and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction--but is she on the right path?


Jillian Bell
as Brittany Forgler
Lil Rel Howery
as Demetrius
Alice Lee
as Gretchen
Patch Darragh
as Doctor Falloway
Alice Lee
as Gretchen
Max Pava
as Drunk Guy
Dan Bittner
as Terrence
Pascal Yen-Pfister
as Snobby Artist Man
Miriam A. Hyman
as Snobby Artist Woman
Gene Gabriel
as Michael
Gina Costigan
as Drunk Woman
Sarah Bolt
as Jasmine
Maia Nkenge Wilson
as Overweight Woman
Frances Eve
as Marathon Worker
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All Critics (181) | Top Critics (34)

The trailer suggests a wacky DayGlo remix of Amy Schumer's body-conscious comedy I Feel Pretty, but don't believe it. This film, a debut from the writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo, is made of sterner stuff...

November 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The strength of Brittany Runs a Marathon is that it doesn't claim to capture a universal experience. It tells one woman's story -- and it tells it well.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

It's a film with charm and sweetness but a twinge of anxiety, a little gravitational pull to darker places.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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You'll think of Trainwreck, but star Jillian Bell is not Amy Schumer. She's more Rebel Wilson synthesised with Lena Dunham.

October 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Colaizzo gives us a vividly believable picture of what it's like to be youngish, single and in danger of losing your way in any big city where status can depend solely on a talent for keeping up appearances via an artfully arranged social media feed.

October 30, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The highest mountain Brittany has to climb is getting over herself, a struggle Bell makes poignantly, piercingly real in her performance and that takes the film into its darkest yet most relatable moments.

September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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