Earlier this week, the run squad and I met up for a matinee showing of Brittany Runs A Marathon. I mean, how could we not go check out this female lead running movie? Without giving away too much of the movie, I will share a quick Fast Friday review.
Brittany Runs A Marathon
We first meet Brittany (Jillian Bell) as a self deprecating, funny and over weight millennial living in New York City. Kind of a “hot mess” of a woman. She kind of reminds me of a young Amy Schumer character. Based on a true story, this comedy/drama is predictable but in a fun and heart warming way. It’s a laugh out loud comedy that also pulls at the heart strings as we root for Brittany.
At the start, Brittany is caught in a vortex of excessive drinking, meaningless sex and occasional drug use. She is surrounded by superficial friends who could care less about her. After her doctor suggests that she needs to adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose some weight, Brittany decides to run the NYC marathon. Go big or go home right!
Check out the official trailer here:
As Brittany starts on her journey, we see her physical and emotional transformation. She re-evaluates her friendships and family relationships. Most importantly, she discovers her own self worth. Brittany joins a running group and we witness her progression from a non runner to a marathoner.
Her road to the New York City marathon is not without the usual speed bumps that many runners encounter. Her innocence and naivety have the viewer pulling for her to achieve her goals. As she builds her confidence with running, we watch her gain self esteem and make more positive choices with her career and love life. We found ourselves laughing and crying for her as we see her running through New York City.
Brittany Runs A Marathon is a fun, feel good comedy/drama to catch with a few girlfriends. Tell me, has anyone else seen it yet?
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