Brittany Runs a Marathon Reviews

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November 15, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon gives Bell a lot of smart comic business, but her character's humour is signalled from the first as a way of deflecting pain - and is often funny because it's so mistimed that the people around her don't get the joke.
November 11, 2019
It is perfect, however, for viewers who enjoy slice-of-life films about flawed characters you can't help but cheer on.
November 10, 2019
amiable, sweet and life affirming
November 10, 2019
Jillian Bell is outstanding in the way she captures her character's fragile nature and also in the way she balances laughs with poignancy.
November 8, 2019
Brittany doesn't just run a marathon, she takes on the whole world when she doesn't need to, she goes on a journey of discovery in every aspect of her life to find her true happy self which is inspiring and refreshing in this film climate.
November 6, 2019
It's hard not to like this transformative tale of self-empowerment.
November 6, 2019
'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is an optimistic tragicomedy that manages to escape from (almost) all stereotypes thanks to the authenticity of its script. [Full review in Spanish]
November 5, 2019
Bell is terrific in the title role and the film as a whole is a confident combination of the amiable and the uncompromising.
November 4, 2019
Jillian Bell goes the distance in an inspirational comedy that's funny, fresh and feelgood.
November 3, 2019
Sturdy, if light on surprises.
November 3, 2019
Paul Downs Colaizzo's charming low-budget film provides the perfect vehicle for Jillian Bell's formidable comic talents.
November 3, 2019
The trailer suggests a wacky DayGlo remix of Amy Schumer's body-conscious comedy I Feel Pretty, but don't believe it. This film, a debut from the writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo, is made of sterner stuff...
November 3, 2019
So, is Brittany just 26.2 miles away from finding self-esteem? Unlike the marathon, the story doesn't follow the expected course, but there are as many truths in it as there are laughs, and it reminded me in some ways of Muriel's Wedding (1994).
November 3, 2019
The gently funny interactions of a cast of awkward characters remain winningly truthful throughout.
November 3, 2019
There's a note of truth in Bell's finely tuned performance as a character whose insecurities have calcified over the years, hardening her to genuine goodwill, which she frequently misreads as pity.
November 1, 2019
[F]or a feel good story of how baby steps can help you focus on what matters, it hits its mark.
November 1, 2019
There are times when the plot feels about as predictable as the route of the New York Marathon itself, and some of the dialogue veers dangerously close to self-help territory, but Bell's winningly wayward performance stays the distance.
November 1, 2019
The strength of Brittany Runs a Marathon is that it doesn't claim to capture a universal experience. It tells one woman's story -- and it tells it well.
November 1, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon... doesn't shy away from challenging viewers, but it is, at its heart, a truly emotionally uplifting experience, best encapsulated in the scenes filmed at the New York City Marathon that won't fail to bring a tear to your eye.
November 1, 2019
It's a film with charm and sweetness but a twinge of anxiety, a little gravitational pull to darker places.
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