Watch: Brittany Runs a Marathon 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
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Brittany gets it right – that feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when you push away everyone who cares about you. A feeling I’ve had for a long long time. So self destructive.
A 5-star movie, reflecting the reality of life, wouldn’t have a happy ending. This movie has one. But the first 60 minutes absolutely nails it.
While ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ is about weight loss, it never feels pandering or forced. Instead, it comes across as extremely realistic and grounded, which allows the comedy to flow. Everyone across the board brings their A-game to bring this really fresh and heartwarming comedy to life. If you’re a fan of films like ‘Trainwreck’ or ‘The Big Sick’, put on your joggers and sweatpants to run out and see this one.
– Chris dos Santos
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A real treat
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.
Just saw this movie at Sundance premier. Went in knowing nothing about it . Came out feeling absolutely high. Don’t want to set it up for a fall, because one never knows what the capricious world will deal a movie, but I hope it finds the huge audience it deserves.
Actors were all unknown to me, but apparently products of the NY stand up and improv scene, and every one of them– from the incredible lead who plays Brittany, to her sort-of, kind-of, love interest, and all the supporting players in between– deliver hilarious, authentic, and heart-felt performances.
The plot will sound a little well-worn, but like any journey, the details and specifics are where it finds its foothold– it is about a drifting early-30s single woman in NYC, dealing with lack of self esteem, weight issues, and general absence of motivation and employment.
As she slowly works her way towards a lost or missing sense of self worth, she discovers running, and sets her sights on running the NY Marathon. She also manages to strike up a fledgling relationship with a fellow drifting 30 something who shares a dog-sitting job with her, in which they both ridiculously and hysterically abuse their job of essentially watching a dog, by deciding that the town house it lives in actually belongs to them.
There are countless obstacles on Brittany’s road to self worth, from friends who aren’t really friends, to substances, to dates gone wrong, but again– the biggest obstacle she faces is herself.
It culminates in her running of the NYC marathon, and the footage all appears to be clearly from the actual event, adding to the feeling of authenticity that permeates the whole endeavor.
There is also a wonderful element of diversity in the film– socioeconomic, racial, sexuality– that is wonderful, in part, because I really only thought about it after it was all over. Nothing about it felt token, or as if it was there to make a statement. It was simply part of the fabric of the life of these characters and their relationships.
Again, elements of this will sound like they might be similar to other comedies of recent years (“Trainwreck” may share a few strands of DNA), but this inhabits rare real estate– it is hysterically funny without going for cheap or easy laughs; it has pathos without being maudlin; and has at its core a beating heart without an ounce of saccharine. It is about a journey that almost anyone can recognize– kind of the only journey worth taking– the struggle to love oneself, and in the process, love others, and let others love and care for us. I was among the countless people in the audience who were crying at the end while laughing (what’t the word for that? slaughobbering? blaphering?).
I hope every person involved in this endeavor, from the writer-director, to the entire cast, finds great success in the future, but that is trite to say– they already have a huge success in “Brittany Runs a Marathon”, and if they did nothing else (which WON”T be the case), they should take tremendous pride in this gem.
I can’t wait to see it again. And probably again after that. See it whenever you can.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Paul Downs Colaizzo
Writer Paul Downs Colaizzo
Actors Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh
Country United States, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 7 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera Arri Alexa, Panavision Primo Lens
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
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