Brittany Runs a Marathon Reviews

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August 22, 2019
What starts out feeling inspirational threatens, at some points, to tip into disheartening conformity.
August 22, 2019
Bell... knows her way around a wisecrack. She also plays Brittany's transformation subtly and intelligently, without courting our pity or even our approval.
August 22, 2019
Bell imbues Brittany with humanity and wit, but all too frequently she is working within the framework of a story that seems hellbent on robbing her character of joy.
August 21, 2019
Jillian Bell is a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops in this hilarious and heartfelt tale of a twentysomething whose body mass is heading into the obese zone unless she proves her worth to herself and not just by running the NYC marathon.
August 21, 2019
"Brittany" is a comedy so relatable for young New Yorkers, you might need to take a walk after watching it.
August 21, 2019
Brittany Runs A Marathon winds up feeling like a story told by an outsider who's empathetic toward, but not fully immersed in, a specific lived experience.
August 22, 2019
Bell and Colaizzo do a wonderful job of presenting a real person as their protagonist. There's no artifice here, even if there's plenty of silliness.
August 22, 2019
[Paul Downs] Colazzo and [Jillian] Bell team up to make the movie equally funny and uplifting, while also making its sadder moments deeply affecting. The supporting cast are also vibrant additions to the movie.
August 22, 2019
[Colaizzo's] found his perfect star in Jillian Bell...who has proven she was more than ready to step up from supporting roles that proved her comedic chops into a dramatic lead leavened with humor.
August 21, 2019
A joyous inspirational film that showcases Bell's talent.
August 21, 2019
No longer scene stealer, Jillian Bell is sprinting across the finish line of self-love, respect discovery in the form of completing the NYC Marathon. Sarah Bolt, Michaela Watkins and Utkarsh Ambudkar are all just fantabulous with NYC as its co-star
August 19, 2019
The film is inspirational only in the sense that it may inspire an uptick in Amazon searches for running gear.
Top Critic
August 21, 2019
The title more or less gives away the entire plot, which just goes to show that unpredictability can be overrated. Even a formulaic crowd-pleaser can be hard to resist if the formula is this well executed.
August 19, 2019
The tears, by the end, are cathartic in the best way, fully earned and nourishing.
August 18, 2019
[Brittany Runs a Marathon] possesses some notable virtues worth unpacking.
August 13, 2019
"Brittany Runs A Marathon" is what I needed right now. While some may write the film off as another in a long line of inspiration porn, it truly isn't.
August 1, 2019
Brittany is as uplifting as it is hilarious - to say it makes you laugh and cry feels like a cliché, but is perfectly apt for this finely balanced dramedy that, if there was any justice in Hollywood, would launch Bell into a plethora of leading roles.
July 1, 2019
"Brittany Runs a Marathon" is one of the more unexpected delights this year.
June 14, 2019
There are flaws in Marathon, but they fail to detract from Jillian Bell's engagement and star power.
June 11, 2019
Inspiring without being cheesy, funny without being corny, and so damn sincere and genuine, 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is a stone-cold winner.
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