A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her ultimate goal of competing in the New York City Marathon.
While inspiring, the story is ultimately about how to overcome your own self-destruction. I believe that makes the movie even more relatable. As the movie starts, it wastes no time to show you what kind of person Brittany is and the kind of life she leads. Which then follows her to a doctor’s office to get Adderall. She is then told what she may have known but didn’t want to hear, that she was fat. Joking, and making excuses was no longer going to suffice. The hardest part about making life changes is that you have to cut out bad things that define you, sometimes that means people. Not only will runners and aspiring runners relate to this movie but those who struggle with turning the corner on goals they want to achieve. The story doesn’t have dull or unnecessary moments and the comedic moments between Brittany and Jern were great. Also, the secondary stories added more layers to Brittany’s story and exposed things about herself that she didn’t initially understand. The only negative I felt was towards the end. While you knew what the movie was building toward, it still felt a bit anticlimactic. With that said, it doesn’t take away from the triumphant story that tells us, if you want to change you have to make hard decisions and quit with your dumbass excuses.
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