Written December 26, 2014
In the same vein as the original - following several runners - from beginners to professionals - through their training to a marathon. This one in Rome, Italy. Cuts from the race to the back story for each runner.
Very enjoyable and very motivating.
Written December 20, 2014
First of all, I am not a runner, nor will I ever be. However my wife is and that is why I went to see this. I went there with no expectations on how this movie was going to be. I seen a little of the first movie and that it was cool because it was in Chicago and that is where I am from and live. However, this movie is much more that just a movie about the marathon. It is about different kinds of people from different parts of the world, all with the same goal, and different ways / journeys they had trying to achieve it. The acting, there is no acting in this movie, these are real people, with real emotions, which is one of the things so great about it. This is a must see for all, it moves you, and even if you have no intentions on running ever in your life, this movie will inspire you to do whatever you wish, no matter what it is!
Written October 27, 2014
If you've already run a marathon or if you're just thinking about it, see this movie. The movie follows first timers, old timers and elites. You'll clap, you may cry, and you will cheer.
Written June 13, 2013
It was great! Seeing it in the theater instead of waiting for the DVD to come out meant we got to see some extra footage at the end. Plus, seeing Rome and other places where filming was done on a big screen was magnificent. I could literally feel the emotion in the runners, especially at the start and again at the finish. I think you need to have done a marathon to completely understand and take it in. We laughed and we cried! We felt the triumph of having completed a first marathon and the disappointment in seasoned runners who were not as fast as they had hoped. We felt the stiff legs, cramps, etc. I am so glad we went. Plus, we have a pizza restaurant we want to visit in Rome when we do go there now - the owner, who is 62, is a runner, and he trains with his cousin, who is faster than he is and he's 72!!! Inspirational! I will be doing the Rome Marathon in 2014. This movie got me really jazzed, even though I had already signed up with a tour company before seeing it.
Written June 14, 2013
I must say the piecing together of this story was impressive. The director seemed to know exactly how and when to pull on the emotional strings of the audience. Much better than the first on, and quite different from that and all other endurance racing movies. A great work about the people who do endurance events, and not just the race or the build-up to it. Well worth seeing.