FilmBrittany Runs A Marathon

Saturday November 30th, 2019 at 9:10 PM


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Paul Downs Colaizzo · United States · 2019 · 104 mins · 14A

This terrifically engaging debut feature by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo is the best kind of crowdpleaser. Brittany (Jillian Bell) is a 28-year-old Manhattanite who seems to be living the post-collegiate dream of having maximum fun in the big city. But in truth, all this is starting to feel rudderless and old. A visit to a doctor tells Brittany much more than she wanted to know: He says her medical stats are all wrong for her age, and that she needs to make some serious lifestyle changes. Jogging even one city block seems a Herculean task her first time out. Nonetheless, she plods on, very reluctantly accepting encouragement from a disliked fellow tenant (Michaela Watkins), and gaining a new friend from another running-group newbie (Micah Stock). The three commit to running a 5K, then start casting their eye toward the seemingly impossible dream of the 26-mile New York City Marathon. --Variety“Brittany is utterly charming; a funny, flinty and real protagonist who can inspire tears and laughs from scene to scene, even minute to minute.” IndieWire “A pitch-perfect performance from Jillian Bell." PajibaCast Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh

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