Brittany Runs a Marathon Reviews

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June 29, 2020
The film uplifts and inspires for all the right reasons ...
June 24, 2020
[Jillian] Bell has already showed her comedy talents with memorable roles in Workaholics and 22 Jump Street, and here she proves herself equally adept at drama.
April 21, 2020
Has an inspiring glow that can't be denied. [Full review in Spanish]
March 17, 2020
Color me impressed that a film such as this traverses the minefield of potentially problematic material with grace, precision, and humor.
January 6, 2020
This is not about the destination. It is about the journey, and it's a long, painful one. It is about more than just losing weight and running the distance, although that is hard enough. It is a long movie, but the characters make it worth the time.
December 12, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon is such an unexpected surprise of the year, blending the elements of comedy and heart together with utmost skill.
November 21, 2019
As someone who has gone through a similar weight loss transformation, it really gets it right in terms of the personal shame you feel, the guilt, the emotional eating, and the perseverance it takes to accomplish a personal transformation.
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).
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