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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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Storyline

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

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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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Amor a distancia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,508,290, 5 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,804,299, 21 October 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Jackson-Cohen's first movie. Although he can do a very convincing American accent, Nanette Burstein opted to have him speak in his natural British accent to make him more appealing. See more »

Goofs

When Garrett drives Erin to the airport following their argument, Garrett is driving toward the Terminal 1 departure level at JFK International Airport. Terminal 1 is an international-only terminal and as such would not serve any flights flying to San Francisco. 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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Connections

References The Bucket List (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Half of Something Else
Written by Noah Harmon and Mikel Jollett
Performed by The Airborne Toxic Event
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A forgettable and plain romantic comedy
2 January 2011 | by 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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