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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jillian Bell ... Brittany
Jennifer Dundas ... Shannon
Patch Darragh ... Doctor Falloway
Alice Lee ... Gretchen
Erica Hernandez ... Molly
Max Pava ... Drunk Guy
Michaela Watkins ... Catherine
Adam Sietz Adam Sietz ... Glenn
Dan Bittner ... Terrence
Mikey Day ... Dev
Lil Rel Howery ... Demetrius
Kate Arrington ... Cici
Beth Malone ... Tesla
Micah Stock ... Seth
Esteban Benito ... Peter
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Storyline

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.

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You can't rush progress.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexuality and some drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,711, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$7,069,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,069,917
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Babe (1995) See more »

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On an Island
Performed by William Wild
Courtesy of Sony Music Masterworks
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Written by Garrett Sale
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A real treat
29 January 2019 | by chris-938-4571See all my reviews

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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