Brittany Runs a Marathon
Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but is she on the right path?
Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial debut with this bright, brisk comedy, with Jillian Bell leading an irresistible cast that infuses Brittany’s story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs A Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational, the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friends—and a real life—by taking control of her herself, one city block at a time.
USA, 2019, 103 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo
“A whip-smart comedy that manages to deliver genuinely funny uplift without ever swerving away from its own dark side.”– Leah Greenblatt, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“This terrifically engaging debut feature by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzano is the best kind of crowdpleaser.”– Dennis Harvey, VARIETY
“It's got the beats of a rom-com, but with the edge of an indie held together by smart storytelling and great performances, especially from lead actress Jillian Bell."– Matt Goldberg, COLLIDER
"’Brittany Runs a Marathon’ is one of the more unexpected delights this year.”– Karen M. Peterson, AWARDSCIRCUIT.COM
“Relatable and realistic characters combined with a fantastically hilarious script, make the film a crowd-pleaser, and easily, one of the funniest films at Sundance this year.”– Ashley Menzel, WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
“A fun ride, spiked with touching gravity…the laughs and the tears feel honest and richly earned."– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE