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Going the Distance (2010)

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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Amor a distancia  »

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Justin Long's character wears the same shirt in the two break-up scenes he has in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Erin is entering the airport to leave New York, she is pulling one suitcase. Once her sister picks her up in California and they are exiting the sister's vehicle, Erin is pulling one suitcase and her sister is also pulling a suitcase. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Going the Distance: How to Have a Perfect Date (2010) See more »

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Hot Child In The City
Written by Nick Gilder and James McCulloch
Performed by Nick Gilder
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A forgettable and plain romantic comedy
2 January 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a couple surviving the hardships of a long distance relationship.

"Going the Distance" maybe a realistic look at the hardships of a long distance relationship. It tells the pains of a long distance relationship in much detail, such as trust issues, unclear future prospects of being together physically, and whether to pursue love at the expense of career due to relocation. Maybe "Going the Distance" is just too realistic, that I find it rather plain. It has comedic moments but it lacks the certain charm and fun that I expect of a romantic comedy. Out of all the characters, I like Christina Applegate's critical housewife the most. At least she stands out and is memorable. The rest of the film is unfortunately forgettable and plain.


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