Brittany Runs a Marathon

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87% Audience Score87%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I've watched this movie three times since it's release, and it never gets old! Jillian's performance is so believable and genuine. This is a must see.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    What a great story, and so well represented in this film. I've watched it a few times already. It's inspirational if anything. Definitely a must-watch.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    One of the best films of the year. Human, honest, funny, inspiring and original.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Hubby and Wife date night film was the mutually enjoyable 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'. Wife: Overall, a pretty funny movie. Individual jokes made me chuckle and I was attention was kept. Characters played well off each other. Hubby: This is the perfect date night feel-good movie with a predictable finish. Plenty of laughs, in this comedy from a different perspective. Hubby: 6.8/Wife: 7.4 Final Score: 7.1/10
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    the first 99% of the movie is just depressing-except for the intro when Brittany was actually funny. She's not very unlikable and without giving anything away, it's hard to see her self-destruction and her hurting others. I thought it was going to be a funny, heartwarming movie. :(
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Awesome! So much better than Trainwreck! So inspirational! A must see!
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Quite good! I recommend it.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Inspiring without being cheesy. Fun without being hollow. This film gets it. It explores body issues with elegance. It dives deeper into what it means to have a sense of self. It doesn't sugarcoat it subject matter or glorify it's heroine. A lesser director and star would have tackled this story with cliche tropes and insensitivity or perhaps an over abundance of it. Colaizzo has created a sharp, funny, and fresh film. At times it can be a little convoluted but the pace adjusts nicely to let you take it all in. Jillian Bell is endearing, frustrating, and complicated in all the right ways. She's always been a funny actress but in this film she's also a damn good dramatic actress. The cast of characters are diverse, without seeming like the film is pandering, and perfectly cast with great actors who fill the ensemble with a richness most films like this lack. There's no weak links in this chain. The only thing that keeps this from getting five stars is the limits of it's genre and subject matter. This is not a film everyone is going to gravitate to, nor is it a film that is going to win any awards. It's a bit too trite, but not in a way that is the fault of the filmmaker or stars. It's a story about a woman pulling her life together and finding herself under a miles of shame and self loathing. A great movie yes, but not for everyone. If you're looking for a film with universal appeal this may fall a little short. However, if you're looking for a heartwarming film with an inspiring story I can't recommend this enough.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is a great movie! Comedy and drama. Great acting. Hope you watch it!
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    The movie is about a heavy girl named Brittany whose life and self esteem are all messed up. She starts running to get her life back on track. It is uplifting and feels real (it seems to be based on a real person), as it is funny at times, but also gritty and self destructive and catty. This is a perfectly fine chick flick - my wife loved it. But I just found all the cattiness and backstabbing a bit much. I have NO IDEA why her friends stuck by her that long... maybe if they had built up more of a rapport first? And while Brittany overcomes her issues with self esteem, she remains seriously narcissistic throughout the film, so I didn't care all that much about her arc.