A lot of movies are expected to be released in the second half of 2019, one of such is this inspirational movie, Brittany Runs A Marathon (which was released in the US in August 2019). The movie is a comedy special that promises to entertain. Although the buzz about the movie is not as loud as it is with movies such as Hobbs and Shaw or The Lion King, it is still expected to be something remarkable. The story is based on a life-changing marathon race of a woman but the story doesn’t stop there as it also tells of other transformations that occur around her life.
The role of Brittany, the woman involved in the marathon is played by Jillian Bell and this happens to be her first lead role. The American comedian, actress, and screenwriter has only played minor roles in movies like 22 Jump Street and a reoccurring role in the television series Workaholics. Jillian describes her role in this new comedy film as very special, very near and dear to my heart. She expressed hopes in several interviews that the audience will be impressed with the delivery of her and her colleagues.
The movie is written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo who has a personal connection with the story as it relates to the true-life transformation of a dear friend of his. Brittany Runs A Marathon was produced by Matthew Plouffe, Tobey Maguire, and Margot Hand.
6 Facts About Brittany Runs A Marathon
1. Brittany Runs A Marathon is Based on a True-Life Story
Not many movies are based on true life experiences as most are fictional and most times blow our minds with apt and tenacious delivery on the sides of the crew and the cast. It takes a lot of deft to recreate a real-life experience and not dilute its originality. This is what is hoped for with Brittany Runs A Marathon. The movie is based on the true-life story of Brittany O’Neill, who really did begin running a marathon as part of an effort to kick unhealthy life habits and ultimately ran the New York City Marathon in 2014.
Brittany O’Neill is the best friend of the writer and director of this movie, Paul Downs Colaizz who witnessed Brittany’s transformation both physically and otherwise and was inspired. Eight years later, he decided to turn his inspiration to a movie.
2. It is an Inspirational Story
As mentioned earlier, not only is this new movie from the stables of Paul Downs Colaizz a true-life story but also an inspirational one. It is expected to inspire many to face challenges boldly and become better versions of themselves and the movie has already begun the good work. One of the actors that featured in the movie, confessed in an interview how the movie has helped him to change his diet and quit drinking. Lil Rel Howery adds that anybody looking to take the first step into whatever they want to change in their life will definitely be inspired by this movie.
3. Movie Plot
The movie is set in New York City and revolves around Brittany Forget, a gregarious, hard-partying and carefree woman who began to change her life after a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she was. Initially, it seemed only physically – that is to lose weight but later she begins to change how she sees and values herself. She began to deal with her personal issues which included relationships and a circle of friends. Brittany who begins as a reluctant runner then sets a goal to run the marathon.
4. Who are the Cast of Brittany Runs A Marathon?
The comedy movie brings together a couple of Hollywood friendly faces. To play the lead role is Workaholics’ Jillian Bell. Excited about her first lead role, Jillian delivers the role of Brittany Forger brilliantly. Other casts include Lil Rel Howery who plays the role of Demetrius, Brittany’s brother-in-law and surrogate father. Utkarsh Ambudkar, a South Asian actor who plays the role of Brittany’s potential love interest. Also on set are Micah Stock as Seth, Alice Lee as Gretchen, Peter Vack as Ryan, Kate Arrington as CiCi, Juri Henley-Cohn as David, Adam Sietz as Glenn, Miky Day as Dev, among others.
5. When Will Brittany Runs A Marathon Be Released?
For every highly anticipated movie, its release date is imperative to both the moviemakers as well as the fans. Fans get to enjoy their long-awaited movie, while the moviemakers begin to witness a trend which postulates the success or failure of their efforts. Brittany Runs A Marathon is a movie that was anticipated by many and had become a hot topic on blog sites and other websites. As a result, it has gained a lot of awareness. The movie was released in the United States on August 23, 2019.
6. Ratings and Box Office
At the level of excitement with which fans and movie lovers awaited the release of the comedy flick Brittany Runs A Marathon, the movie has not done poorly with the ratings. So far, the movie has been rated 90% and 74% by film aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic respectively. It’s current earnings at the box office stand at $2.1 million – a figure that is very likely to surge upwards in latter days.