After a health scare catches her by surprise, a New York theatre usher decides to get into shape and run a marathon. As she begins training for the event, her life spins in unexpected directions.
An uneven but essentially likeable story about the joys of setting yourself improbable goals and the tribes you can find as a result, with a strong, committed performance from Bell at its heart.Empire Magazine
The greatest trick of Colaizzo’s winning comedy: it doesn’t need that cheese factor to inspire plenty of tears and cheers, because it’s got something better than overused quotes or overhyped drama. It’s got Jillian Bell.IndieWire
This terrifically engaging debut feature by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo is the best kind of 'crowdpleaser': one that earns every emotional beat that might seem formulaic in four out of five similar enterprises.Variety
Yes, Brittany Runs a Marathon gets a little earnest at times, stopping just short of self-righteousness. But Bell is always there to pull us back. She is pure gold.Rolling Stone
It’s a film with charm and sweetness but a twinge of anxiety, a little gravitational pull to darker places.The Guardian