At the Movies: 'Brittany Runs A Marathon'
Tuesday, 29 October
What kind of runner are you? The enthusiast; the Forrest Gump; or the reluctant jogger who feels obliged to exercise (and maybe ditch a pound or two along the way). If you're the latter you're in the right place, because that echoes the (true!) story told in 'Brittany Runs a Marathon’, a film that's won over critics and audiences alike. In this episode Jenni chats with the star, Jillian Bell, and director, Paul Downs Colaizzo. Jillian plays Brittany, a chaotic New Yorker who sets herself an improbable goal and struggles to achieve it. As runners know well, pounding the pavement can be addictive, but seems an impossible feat for the unfit and ill-prepared. The film documents Brittany’s inspiring journey from non-runner to marathoner. The film is hugely relatable, and so is this episode, as together they reveal a novel way to keep focused whilst jogging, what it’s like to be filmed when running as well as the actors guide to making your running style look truly 'believable’. This bonus episode of is well worth a listen.