Rated R · 102 minutes · 2010

Romantic comedy
Going the Distance centers on Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long), who meet, fall in love and decide to be together, despite the fact that she lives in San Francisco and he in New York. The movie really isn’t bad—it has several good, laugh-out-loud gags—but it just seems … flat. The main problem is that the leads have very little chemistry (a surprising fact considering that Barrymore and Long have been in a real-life relationship). This may be due to portions of the script being poorly written, with a lot of dialogue sounding awkward, stilted and needlessly crass. The main problem with the film is Garrett’s roommate, Dan (Charlie Day); while he is supposed to be lovable and zany, he comes off as gratuitous and disgusting.
Official Site: going-the-distance.warnerbros.com
Director: Nanette Burstein
Producer: Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Dave Neustadter, Richard Brener and Michael Disco
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jim Gaffigan, Natalie Morales, Kelli Garner, June Raphael, Rob Riggle, Sarah Burns, Terry Beaver, Matt Servitto and Leighton Meester


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The Coast Halifax Justin Long isn't Going the Distance The leading man in Drew Barrymore's new movie should play a supporting role, not lead actor. by Hillary Titley 08/26/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Cute is what we aim for: Going the Distance Why is it so weird to see Drew Barrymore and Justin Long sharing a bong and making out? by Jonathan Kiefer 09/02/2010
Charleston City Paper Going the Distance looks to an outdated romantic comedy formula It has been more than 20 years since When Harry Met Sally..., a tale of enemies who become friends and then later lovers, became the gold standard for the contemporary romantic comedy. But Going the Distance helps us understand why every exploration of what works or doesn't work in the genre circles back to that penultimate movie. by Scott Renshaw 09/01/2010
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The American, Going the Distance, I Am Love, Machete 09/02/2010
Memphis Flyer Halfway There Promising rom-com Going the Distance pulls up short. by Chris Herrington 09/02/2010
Portland Mercury Dry Humping: No Joke Going the Distance gets the romcom grubby. by Marjorie Skinner 09/02/2010

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