A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgleris everybody's best friend -- except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor's office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon.
Writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo wrote the script not long after his best friend Brittany completed her first run, and correctly predicted several things, including that she would successfully complete a marathon, and that she would hurt her leg. See more »
The amount of wine in Brittany's glass at Demetrius's party constantly goes back to being close to full, despite her taking big gulps and not seen refilling the glass. See more »
Owner of Dog-sitting Home:
[to Brittany and Jern upon returning and looking around]
You pieces of shit have been LIVING HERE?
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Got to see this at the premiere at Sundance and the crowd loved it. Brittany is a character you want to root for. The story and acting are spot on. Avoids some of the cliches of feel good rom-com films, and is genuinely funny and touching.
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