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Going the Distance (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 September 2010 (USA)
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A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.



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Erin has just six more weeks as an intern at the New York Sentinel before she returns to San Francisco. That's fine with Garrett since he just got out of a relationship. But their relationship blossoms and it quickly becomes something that they can't just drop in six weeks. They admit to wanting to be boyfriend/girlfriend just on opposite coasts. The distance wears on them, as with their nay-saying friends and sister, and soon they are forced to either break up or come up with a solution that has them living in the same city. Written by napierslogs

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A comedy about meeting each other halfway.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor a distancia  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,508,290 (USA) (3 September 2010)


$17,797,316 (USA) (15 October 2010)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


While talking to the waiter at the restaurant the cap on the wine bottle switches from on the bottle to off. See more »


[first lines]
Garrett: So...
Amy: So...
Garrett: Happy Birthday
Amy: Oh. Thank you for the take-out.
Garrett: Sure. It's the least I could do. It is your birthday after all.
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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Going the Distance? (2011) See more »


Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time
Written by S. Balthazar, L. Beckenham, J. Finch, C. Lucas, A. Memon and M. West
Performed by Fanfarlo
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Going the Distance is a very enjoyable honest romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
13 September 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this romantic comedy starring sometime off-screen couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. She's an aspiring reporter and he's a record company executive who's forced to guide crappy musical acts for his label. They're forced into a long distance relationship due to unforeseen circumstances. That's all I'll say of the story and just say that this was quite both a ribaldry hilarious and honestly touching movie that seem to ring true most of the time. With fine supporting turns from Jim Gaffigan, Jason Sudeikis, and Christina Applegate, not to mention the leads, I highly recommend Going the Distance. P.S. Nice use of some classic '80s songs like Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" or Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' "I've Had the Time of My Life".

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