‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Film Review: Jillian Bell Gets Welcome Showcase in Indie Comedy

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‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Film Review: Jillian Bell Gets Welcome Showcase in Indie Comedy
It’s no surprise that the most interesting aspect of “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is right there in the title. But it’s a little disappointing to find that the least interesting element is, too. Had writer-director Paul Downs Colaizzo focused purely on Brittany herself, he might have made a minor indie classic. But when he turns his attention to that marathon, he gets pulled too far off track.

If Brittany is the best thing about this movie, it’s because she’s played by Jillian Bell, who is swiftly becoming indispensable. After lots of eye-catching supporting or ensemble roles, she’s landed a showcase. And she’s more than ready to make the most of it.

When we first meet Brittany, she’s delightfully relatable. Which is to say: she’s a grumpy, broke, insecure, perennially hungover millennial, and so determined to score some Adderall that she’s scheduled
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