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Film Review – BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON – 3 stars (out now)

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Credit: Republic Film

Jillian Bell stars as Brittany, a 30-something party girl who doesn’t take care of herself. When she grows disillusioned by her predicament, she decides to do something positive about it and starts running. Before long she sets her sights on taking on the New York City marathon, but past vices and unseen obstacles threaten to derail her best laid plans. On the surface, this is a light-hearted comedy but there’s a lot of emotional heart at the centre. It showcases the realistic ups and downs of trying to better your life whilst not shying away from some of the harder aspects of peer pressure and weight loss. It has a solid ensemble including Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins, Micah Stock and Lil Rel Howery, but it’s the charisma of Jillian Bell that takes you to the finish line. 

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