Going the Distance 2010

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Going the Distance is an observational comedy about a young couple navigating their way through the perils of a long distance relationship who quickly discover that "going the distance" might cost them everything they have, including one another.

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Justin Long
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Going the Distance

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Nanette Burstein
Starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long
Supporting actors Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Ryan Belleville, Jim Gaffigan, Miles Meadows, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle, Christina Applegate
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Matthews on 9 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
Is it just me, or is Hollywood currently churning out WAY too many films of this genre?
I seem to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigel, and here, Drew Barrymore in an endless romantic comedy cycle.

'Going the Distance' has a little more going for it, delivered mainly by the two leads and a funny (but quite profane in parts) script.

Erin (Drew Barrymore) is a 31 year old woman who is having trouble pacing her life, she is still in grad school and she has recently got a job as a summer intern in a newspaper in New York. While out with a friend at a bar she meets Garrett (Justin Long) over a game. The two then drink together and end up at his place and they have sex while (bizzarely) Garrett's roommate Dan DJed their hook up. The next morning Erin is anxious to leave but Garrett asks her to have breakfast with him and she agrees. She then tells him that she is only in New York for 6 weeks and is not looking for a relationship and he agrees with her stating that he had just got out of one and wants this to be casual.

Erin and Garrett start having a 'casual' fling but it starts to get deeper for them. They both continue with their fling, however when the six weeks are up they find it difficult to let go. After Garrett drives Erin to the airport they say goodbye, but just as Erin is about to leave Garrett runs after her and tells her that he is crazy about her and wants to have a long distance relationship with her. She agrees.

Over the next couple of months Erin and Garrett spend all their free time texting and calling one another trying to work out times when one of them can fly in, trying really hard to make things work, ergo the title.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
My Thoughts: Normally, Drew Barrymore sparkles in romantic comedies and I had incredibly high expectations of this (the trailer did make it look alot funnier than it actually is). While there are a few "laugh out loud" moments, I didn't feel any real "spark" or "chemistry" between the two characters, which is odd being that Drew Barrymore and Justin Long were romantically involved at the time (just as their characters are). The storyline is so-so, when the comedy does come it feels forced or pointless, and the film just feels drawn out and sub-par in general leaving very little left to be interested in. I forced myself to watch this until the end but I really didn't get a feel or care about what happened to either character.

The Plot: Garrett & Erin meet by chance in a bar (fighting over an arcade machine) and have a brief relationship on the understanding that they will depart when Erin finishes her New York internship at a newspaper and moves back to San Francisco. As time quickly moves on, the two begin to catch feelings for each other leaving them both in awkward situations. Garrett is desperate for promotion in his New York based music-industry job while Erin has just finished spending the last few years of her life pulling herself back on track after previously having given up her dreams for a relationship.

Erin, determined that she will not give up her dreams a second-time around for love, moves back to San Francisco under the apprehension that there may be a New York job opening for her soon and turns to waitressing and living with her older sister in the meantime until she can find a way to balance both love and career. Garrett on the other hand is suffering at the hands of his first real relationship made only much harder by having to travel the distance to b with a girl he has fallen head over heels for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By movie review on 24 Feb 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm sorry but this is right up there with couples retreat - in other words its a waste of perfectly good time and money. - chose something else if i were you. Within 17 mins of this film i was reaching for the remote to switch it off.. but i hoped that it would get better.. so I persisted.. and the best bit was the end.
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I'm sick and tired of romantic films declaring they are Rom-Coms (romantic comedies) when in fact they are just romance films and they're not funny at all. There's nothing wrong with just a romance film, I love them, so why can't film-makers just be honest and label them as romance films??? Anyway, rant over, Going the Distance is the rare case of a Rom-Com actually being funny. I howled with laughter at the sex on the dining room table scene! I think Drew Barrymore is a great actress and Justin Long is good although not in the same calibre of acting as Drew and they make a cute couple. It's the usual story of girl meets boy, they split up, then they get back together but when you watch a romance film you know that before you even put the dvd in the player so the story, as in all romance films, is predictable but this is still a great film. The only negative about this film is that drew looks a little too old for Justin as she's quite wrinkly in the film (sorry Drew). I was surprised to learn that Justin Long is only 3 years younger than her as he clearly looks a lot younger than her. Despite this, this is the best Rom-Com that I've seen in a long time and I thoroughly recommended viewing this film.
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