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

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

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To play the role of 'Brittany' in all of her various stages of weight loss, actress Jillian Bell spent up to four hours each day applying her character's makeup and prosthetics. 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

Doctor Falloway: For you, I'm worried about fatty liver disease.
Brittany: Oh! Even my liver's fat, huh?
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References The Walking Dead (2010) See more »

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Original
Performed by Utkarsh Ambudkar
From the album Vanity
Jan 19, 2019
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A real treat
29 January 2019 | by chris-938-4571See all my reviews

Got to see this at the premiere at Sundance and the crowd loved it. Brittany is a character you want to root for. The story and acting are spot on. Avoids some of the cliches of feel good rom-com films, and is genuinely funny and touching.


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English

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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Brittany Runs a Marathon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,711, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$7,189,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,442,106
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2.39:1
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