Brittany Runs A Marathon

Brittany Runs A Marathon

USA | 2019 | 103 minutes | Paul Downs Colaizzo

Opens August 30, 2019

A game ensemble cast shines in this Sundance-winning romantic comedy, starring Jillian Bell as a New York slacker who reluctantly takes up running, hoping to put her life back on track one block at a time.


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Tired of seeing weight-loss ads featuring already perfect models looking dewy and fabulous? Then you'll want to meet Brittany (Jillian Bell, Sword of Trust), a hard-partying New Yorker who discovers in her late 20s that, after a decade of enjoying the late-night theater scene with her roommate Gretchen (Alice Lee, "Switched at Birth"), she really needs to get in shape-and lose 55 pounds, her doctor warns. Too broke for a trainer or a gym membership, Brittany decides on the do-it-yourself route by taking up running, only to discover that even jogging one city block is a challenge. Eventually, she gets the encouragement she needs from runners in her neighborhood, including Seth (Micah Stock, Tony nominee for "It's Only a Play"), who shares her natural aversion to exercise. After some time and mutual confidence-building, the group, in a fit of euphoria, decides to take on the New York City Marathon. This, Brittany soon learns, is where the real work begins, as she reassesses who her real friends are and who has been holding her back.

  • Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Principal Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 103 minutes
  • Producer: Matthew Plouffe, Tobey Maguire, Margot Hand
  • Screenplay: Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Cinematographers: Seamus Tierney
  • Language: English