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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)  »

Also Known As:

Amor a distancia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£436,361 (UK) (10 September 2010)

Gross:

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

Only the two main characters have complete names: Garrett Austin Scully for Justin Long and Erin Rankin Langford for Drew Barrymore. See more »

Goofs

At the airport, Garrett makes a comment about getting the middle seat while standing in front of the Southwest ticket counter. Southwest Airlines does not have assigned seats. See more »

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[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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(I've Had) The Time Of My Life
Written by Franke Previte, Donald Markowitz and John DeNicola
Performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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