Amazon Studios dated the comedy on Wednesday. The pic, starring Jillian Bell, won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. The flick follows the titular Brittany, who decides to run around New York City in order to improve her failing health when her party-girl lifestyle catches up with her.
Paul Downs Colaizzo, an award-winning playwright, makes his directorial debut with “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on the real-life experiences of his best friend Brittany.
Amazon bought the movie following its Sundance premiere in a massive $14 million deal. In his review for Variety, Dennis Harvey said the pic “earns every emotional beat that might seem formulaic in four out of five similar enterprises.”
Alice Lee (“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”) plays Brittany’s aspiring Instagram-influencer roommate Gretchen, while Micah Stock (“Escape at Dannemora”) portrays a new friend from Brittany’s running group.