Brittany Runs a Marathon Reviews

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September 16, 2019
A motivational and hilarious comedy about striking the right balance to enjoy life at its fullest. Jillian Bell is sensational. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 16, 2019
[It] practically qualifies as a modern moviemaking miracle.
September 15, 2019
When Brittany Runs a Marathon sticks to Brittany... well, running a marathon, it moves with plenty of laughs and relatable commentary. I mean, you can never go wrong with a movie with the line, "it's New York City, of course I've slept on a rat."
September 13, 2019
It's pretty much what you might expect it to be based on the poster and trailer, a mildly edgy vehicle that positions [Jillian] Bell as an unconventional, sometimes unlikable but generally accessible vessel for the audience's empathy.
September 13, 2019
[Jillian] Bell's performance as Brittany is spot on, and the bumps and cracks in the road eventually lead "Marathon" to a third act that is worth the journey.
September 13, 2019
Never quite crosses the finish line.
September 13, 2019
Thanks to Colaizzo's sharp script and a wonderful lead performance from Jillian Bell, Brittany Runs a Marathon is positively delightful, a rare comedy that doesn't gloss over the often painful challenges one faces in changing one's life for the better.
September 12, 2019
[Jillian Bell] deserves her own showcase and delivers on the laughs here, especially in the scenes between Brittany and her running pals.
September 11, 2019
[Jillian] Bell dominates Brittany Runs a Marathon with an honest performance. Audiences will feel those endorphins kick in just in time to hail [it] an undisputed winner.
September 11, 2019
The highest mountain Brittany has to climb is getting over herself, a struggle Bell makes poignantly, piercingly real in her performance and that takes the film into its darkest yet most relatable moments.
September 11, 2019
Jillian Bell's tetchy performance and Brittany's complicated inner workings deserve more than the shapeless sludge this film provides for them.
September 10, 2019
A film that sometimes tries a little too hard to be inspirational but manages to give you all the feels all the same.
September 9, 2019
Much of the drama in a story about a woman turning her life around through running huffs and puffs trying to catch its own ambitions... Yet it's remarkably funny, downright inspirational, and none of the things that have made summer comedies such a bore.
September 8, 2019
"Brittany Runs A Marathon" gives away its premise in the title, but truth be told, nothing is actually given away. The movie, written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, delivers surprises and emotional complexity at every turn.
September 7, 2019
While moviegoers can identify with Brittany's plight, the earnest and emotionally calculated screenplay predictably softens its edges, especially during the titular tacked-on climax.
September 6, 2019
[W]hat should be an old-school audience pleaser winds up being a much more complicated film that is often at odds with itself.
September 6, 2019
A decent enough crowd-pleaser, but hardly a groundbreaking one.
September 6, 2019
A truly enjoyable experience that is inspirational, heartwarming, and gut-bustlingly funny yet never comes off as overly preachy
September 6, 2019
Quick-witted and funny, Brittany is likable because she embodies so many insecurities everyone experiences.
September 6, 2019
I fell in love with Brittany, her story, the other characters & this movie. But mostly I fell in love with Jillian Bell. She gave my favorite acting performance of the year.
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