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

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,711, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$7,189,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,416,496
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Trivia

Jillian Bell was a writer on the 35th season of 'Saturday Night Live' (2009-10). See more »

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People can't, and usually don't even try to, hold doors on subway cars in New York City. When they're closed, they're closed. See more »

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Owner of Dog-sitting Home: [to Brittany and Jern upon returning and looking around] You pieces of shit have been LIVING HERE?
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References Doug (1991) See more »

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A pretty good (romantic?) comedy
12 September 2019 | by peeedeee-94281See all my reviews

I enjoyed much of Brittany Runs A Marathon. We see Brittany's lifestyle and she's come to terms with her not being happy being overweight. So she looks for the cheapest way to drop pounds, and that's where the running comes in. As she starts her new hobby, she makes new friends along the way, and unfortunately has a falling out with her roommate. She also takes on a house or dog sitting job, but I can't recall what happened to her theater job she has initially in the movie. The character of Brittany is a hard one to figure out. At first you think, oh poor her, I hope she does achieve her goal. But as time goes on, you see she's just as shallow and judgmental as the thin people she accused of being that towards her. And that's partly where the movie fails. We can't quite get emotionally invested in Brittany enough to root for her because she'll be nice one minute, but then turns around and is nasty the second. Unfortunately the movie really drops the ball in the last act. We sort of see her making up to a bunch of friends she hurt, then the movie does this 1 year jump to the following year's marathon(?!). After the marathon we see that her life has changed somewhat. But the problem is that we don't see the progression to that change. I mean, she does still have a bond with those friends because they cheer her on, but is she a nicer person, is she still nasty? Did she ever make up with her former roommate? It just felt a bit rushed to show her as a completely different person, even though there was no real progression towards that as of the previous scenes. Anyway, everyone in this movie is actually more likable than Brittany. Her FWB Jern is definitely a scene stealer, the actor playing him did a great job. A nice (rom?) com-ish film, even though the romance is kind of back-handed lol.


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