The glitz and glamour of Wall Street? Check. Simultaneously sexy and savvy women? Double check. A based-on-a-true-story drama full of twists and turns? Triple check. “Hustlers,” a film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria that opened to the public last Friday, checks all of these boxes and more, making it easy to predict that it will be a box-office smash.
“Brittany Runs a Marathon” follows that formula to a T. The movie follows 28-year-old Brittany (Jillian Bell), a depressed millennial in New York City who is told to lose weight after a visit to the doctors. To accomplish this goal, Brittany decides to start running and eventually makes it to the New York City Marathon.
After establishing himself through a string of popular comedy collaborations with Will Ferrell, including “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” Adam McKay has now shifted gears into becoming one of the most stylistically unique directors working in Hollywood today.