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6. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo

Starring Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock

It would be easy to assume that Brittany Runs a Marathon is just another movie to push the idea of being thin is the only way to succeed in life. If you think that, then you haven’t seen it yet. And I’m not sure you really watched the trailer properly. After all, this isn’t about a woman who wants to lose weight, but a woman who wants to be a healthier version of herself.

After spending her whole life coasting through, her new doctor gives her a prescription of exercise and a healthy diet instead of the Adderall she’s trying to score. And she decides to take it seriously by signing up for the New York marathon. I mean, c’mon, the clue of what she’s going to do is in the name of the movie.

This is one of the most heartfelt movies you’ll want, while being hilarious. It’s honest and raw, but doesn’t prescribe to the idea of being thin is the only way to get through life. Brittany doesn’t want to be a skinny mini, because that’s not healthy either.

Brittany Runs a Marathon was loved by critics and audiences alike, rated Certified Fresh. It’s a must for your Friday night in.

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