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Lantern to screen ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’

And as it turns out, a second film will open Friday at the Magic Lantern. Only it's not the one that I originally (and incorrectly) listed (but later omitted):

"Brittany Runs a Marathon": Jillian Bell ("Sword of Trust") stars as a woman who, tired of her life, decides to change things by training for a marathon. Twenty-six miles, 385 yards of torture … just so you can forget all those Cinnabons you devoured?

The film is getting mixed to good reviews. Among them:

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: " 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is perfunctory, idealized, sometimes awkwardly composed, almost always predictable. But it stays the course, with admirable grit and more than a few entertaining grins."

Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com: "In much of the same way seasoned runners make a marathon look easy, Bell makes leading this comedy look effortless."

Barbara VanDenberg, Arizona Republic: "Brittany is funny and authentic, but she can also be prickly and stubborn, even hard to like. You know, the way real people are."

I'm still waiting on final bookings. I'll update as they arrive.