Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) - Comedy, Drama

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A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 10 out of 89 found boring (11.23%)

One-line Reviews (32)

It's an entertaining, humorous, and poignant race.

Save your money.

I do feel like the film loses its way in writing a bit near the end but ultimately it means very well and does a job of entertaining its viewers.

As in life, the transformation is slow and fraught with setbacks; yet we can at that pace better experience her real-life struggles as they are entertaining and occasionally eccentric.

To reiterate, the screenplay and direction by Paul Downs Colaizzo are fantastic, Jillian Bell delivers the best performance of her career to date, and the final act of the movie was worth watching the film for.

Running is rarely easy, but this movie is a good reminder on how it can be enjoyable, especially if others are there to cheer you on.

With the addition of new friends and other positive influencers entering her life, this positive story is one worth watching.

Very enjoyable.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Predictable plot.

The film allows Brittany to proceed at her own pace, signified by the slow release of 35 pounds and a will to improve.

Very boring and not funny .

If the plot gets a bit predictable, the proceedings are saved by Bell's hilarious riffing.

This was a great mix of comedy/tearjerker, lovely story about a overweight woman that wants to improve her life that deals with a lot in between which was so entertaining to me.

Surprisingly enjoyable.


They make Brittany a character worth rooting for and her journey a compelling one.

Funny and gripping and so very honest.

If anyone sees it and disagrees, you have to let me know why, because this movie was so touching and entertaining, I actually can't imagine how that would be the case.

Though it's a pretty predictable story and all, I thought it had a lot of substance to it with great messages about life, the overlying one about accomplishments.

Sappy, Predictable...

I was a bit dubious about this as I thought it could be cheesy, over-sentimental or just boring.

This film gets off to a quick, funny start but quickly descends into a run of the mill, completely predictable pattern worthy (or cringeworthy) of the Hallmark Channel.

This movie was an unexpected surprise as I thought it was just a comedy.

Don't waste you time or money on this traumatic toilet

Just run along with her and enjoy her humor and mood swings and her engaging set of friends, most of whom have learned how to race life's marathon.

I enjoyed Brittany's responses to unexpected situations in life.

Like I said earlier, the stairs is predictable.

But this was a real snoozefest, boring, not funny, with a self loathing lead character.

Entertaining little film.

The film is an entertaining watch and hammers home a few good messages.

Unchallenging, formulaic run of the mill, big-screen TV.