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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

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A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jillian Bell ... Brittany
Jennifer Dundas ... Shannon
Patch Darragh ... Doctor Falloway
Alice Lee ... Gretchen
Erica Hernandez ... Molly
Max Pava ... Drunk Guy
Michaela Watkins ... Catherine
Adam Sietz Adam Sietz ... Glenn
Dan Bittner ... Terrence
Mikey Day ... Dev
Lil Rel Howery ... Demetrius
Kate Arrington ... Cici
Beth Malone ... Tesla
Micah Stock ... Seth
Esteban Benito ... Peter
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Storyline

Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgleris everybody's best friend -- except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor's office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.

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Based on a true story. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexuality and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,711, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$7,189,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,442,106
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Color

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2.39:1
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Trivia

Jillian Bell worked with a marathon trainer to help her figure out how her running style would look and evolve throughout the film as she goes from a novice to an experienced runner training for a long distance run. See more »

Goofs

The amount of wine in Brittany's glass at Demetrius's party constantly goes back to being close to full, despite her taking big gulps and not seen refilling the glass. See more »

Quotes

Owner of Dog-sitting Home: [to Brittany and Jern upon returning and looking around] Did you pieces of shit move into our house?
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References Babe (1995) See more »

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Show Talked Windows
Performed by Sumie
Courtesy of Bella Union/[PIAS]
Written by Sandra Sumie Nagano
BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) on behalf of Bella Union Music (ASCAP)
ALL rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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What a surprising, perfectly toned and honest movie!
3 September 2019 | by therealgregwilsonSee all my reviews

So, you're not wrong, Andrea, but you have it twisted. I am not going to get into it, but I dumbfoundedly shocked by this movie. It was honest, funny, not at all preachy or perfect, relatable on multiple levels and moving. For a fat guy who is trying, always trying, it was clear this movie was made by people who understand the struggle of the human condition. And not necessarily just those of being fat. This was more than about a fat girl who becomes a good normal. There were portions of the dialogue I wanted to record and send to others in my life, and portions I wanted to record and send to myself. IDK yet, but this movie could easily become one of my favorite movies of the year.

If anyone sees it and disagrees, you have to let me know why, because this movie was so touching and entertaining, I actually can't imagine how that would be the case.


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