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This movie is so awful it defies words. After the first 20 minutes I
felt like flying to America and chocking everyone to death with my bear
hands. And then choke every single moron that has written a good review
for this movie on IMDb or anywhere else. And then reserve some
especially painful death for the megamoron who actually wrote the
script - it is that bad.
Its so bad it even makes 'Perfect Hideout', which is hands down the worst movie ever made, look and feel like a masterpiece.
As I said, I only watched for 20 minutes, had I stayed for little bit longer I would by know have irreversible Tourettes, hence all the swearing.
The jokes, I mean 'the jokes', compare to my nephew's who doubles laughing about saying poo. I am not exaggerating, they are literally of that calibre. I cannot blame the actors for that, even though they were sh*t too, but the writer. How could he think that that script was funny is beyond me. He definitely need some sort of very expensive therapy or some very strong pills, never mind if the side effects are absolute blindness, it is still worth it.
Acting at best mediocre, but for real, not worthy of a school play. You don't feel like laughing but more like strangling everybody who speaks. The world that they portray may well be in Mars or perhaps a different galaxy for no one on god's green earth, apart from some retarded 2 year old speaking monkeys, lives this way. Or at least so I hope. Awful awful movie. I feel better now that I have ranted for a while.
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Drew stoops to a new low. Who writes this stuff? Daddy, I need to hear
a dirty word like BUTT or other dirty words or bodily functions that I
can understand so I can laugh? (Hint: Pick up a book and expand you
vocabulary so you have other options as to what is humorous) I can't
give a movie a good review unless it's built with skill and this movie
is not. Built with the mind of a abused 4th grader.
It's like walking through a field of dung and having to eat it along the way and then giving the experience a good rating because of that one small piece of not totally digested chicken that you found and ate.
A movie needs to inspire the mind, not this so called reality for the so called less fortunate who have simply made the choice to exist at the bottom of the pool. I don't buy into the trash when I live in America where I have a black man as president and countless others who have risen to the top simply because they aspired to.
This movie is a waste of film and an insult to those who have made the choice to live in the world of better.
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If you don't like RomCom, don't bother with this. But if you do, and
you don't mind swearing, then you'll find this one worthy. It was
better than I thought, given that I had never heard of it before seeing
in on the W channel.
To compare, it's on par with "Friends with Benefits" and "Music and Lyrics", and better than "Fever Pitch". Drew scrapes by as an acceptable age intern, but considering she side-tracked her college years chasing boys, it's not too far-fetched. The couple have a believable "meet cute" and then face the dilemma of what to do when they're apart and don't want to be. When it becomes tedious, there is comic relief in Garret's zany buddies and Erin's over-protective, neurotic sister (ya gotta love Christina Applegate in this role).
My biggest problem with this film was watching it on W - commercials ran every 9 minutes, which was too disruptive. Conservative RomCom fans might find it too crass at times, but in this day and age, its flavour of humour is what has become acceptable. If you can role with it, this film is a fun surprise in this genre. RomCom fans - enjoy!
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.
From the trailer, I had beliefs the film would be a romantic-comedy. Not only, I also suspected a bit more flair for the guys and make it's standing as a comedy, at the least. But when it was released, I sat down and got WAY less than I had expected. First off, everything was great until they were separated. Honestly, I was enjoying the little flair between the two and the main character hanging with his friends. But after their separation, all the movie turns into is a back and forth relationship. They talk on the phone, sometimes visit each other, and miss each other. It is very clichéd and happens almost every movie... But all I expected was a great comedy, but was disappointed with the results. If your expected what I expected, I would have to say to stay away. If your expecting a clichéd romantic-comedy and enjoy these flicks, maybe I would say to see it, if you positively want to. It's a love it or hate it film, folks. I personally wasn't to fond of it. 4/10.
Going The Distance is exactly what Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are
doing to maintain their relationship even if the distance is across the
continental USA. Good thing someone wasn't living in Alaska or Hawaii.
But New York to San Francisco is bad enough for these two thirty somethings. Long works for a record company, they still call them that though vinyl is passé, and Barrymore is an intern at the New York Sentinal Newspaper. She's from San Francisco and will have to return there if she can't land a reporting job in her field. They both want to be near each other because they're worried love won't last.
Not that either of them is getting much in the way of advice, Drew from her sister and brother-in-law, Christina Applegate and Jim Gaffigan and Long from his brain dead friends Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
Going The Distance is your typical comedy of the new century, helped along in large part by the charm of its leads. Especially Justin Long who has this goofball type personality that's rather endearing in the films I've seen him in. It's not exactly sophisticated stuff, but Going The Distance did well in both the red and blue state audiences and deservedly so.
I admit, I haven't even finished it because I was so horribly bored and
put off right from the start that I thought instead of wasting more of
my time, I should use it to keep others from doing just that.
There is absolutely no chemistry between the protagonists, both lack charm or anything that would get you interested in their characters or their story.
And then, what's that latest filmmakers' obsession to portray nowadays 30-somethings using foul language and smoking pot? Do they consider it the new cool? Are they trying to get younger people to think that those 30-somethings are the hip/alternative/non-conservative type? I don't know about you, but I am a 30-something and I find that type of behaviour childish and embarrassing to watch.
I don't get who the target group is supposed to be here but my guess is, not really anybody with standards - and I do like my occasional non-sense movie, but this one sure doesn't make me feel good or entertained in any way. If you use such an uninspired plot then at least you have to have outstanding characters that make the movie worth being watched. This one, unfortunately, fails all the way.
This movie wasn't that great because not much happens. There's no
excitement or twist. It's about 2 people meeting in New York, Garrett
and Erin. They start dating but Erin will have to move back west to go
to Stanford in 6 weeks. So, when she moves, they decide to start a long
distance relationship. So, they talk on the phone and text and complain
to their friends. Now and then one will travel to visit the other.
Exactly what is so great about this story to turn it into a movie. Nothing, that's why it doesn't work. It's just about ordinary people; it's not like one of them is a spy or celebrity. So, it doesn't take a lot of effort to guess how it all ends.
FINAL VERDICT: skip it.
Going the distance is a different type of romantic comedy. Its more of
an R rated version with less romance and more comedy. Usually that is
pretty good but in this film, the comedy was lacking. I like the fact
that they didn't make it too romantic like a chick flick but some of
the jokes fell flat and many of the continuity jokes got annoying
(references to pop culture). Also much of the dialogue seemed very
forced but also quite entertaining at parts. Though some conversations
felt awkward and weird. The characters seemed very typical and I really
disliked all of them except Justin Long's character. Drew Barrymore was
rather annoying and selfish, Christina Applegate was the bitchy sister
who would complain a lot and that got tiresome. Charlie Day was
Justin's roommate who wasn't all that funny, he got pretty annoying
especially because of his light voice. Jason Sudeikis wasn't funny
either, more creepy in this film.
Going the distance is filled with more sexual jokes, crude humour than most rom-com's. Their are also quite a few F-bombs in this film, it was okay at first but got really annoying after a few minutes. I also didn't like the ending much. It should have somehow ended better. The film was okay but it didn't go all the way, should have been better.
I am sure my 15 year old son would think this hilarious as would any
other immature person under 25.
If you are looking for an even marginally intelligent romcom, look elsewhere. The only person that I know who swears as much as the characters in this film is a Glaswegian work colleague.
The humour is generally asinine and the jokes puerile. I would expect better from an actress of the calibre of Drew Barrymore -- I preferred her in ET.
I fear for the future of the planet if this nonsense can be regarded as watchable.
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I thought this was going to be a good movie. Really, I did. I was
disappointed, though. It wasn't funny and was kind of predictable. I
found myself getting bored. I don't even remember what happened in the
The characters weren't likable. The friends of the main male character (whose name I forgot) were disgusting pigs. Why were they even there? I also liked the close guy friend of Drew Barrymore in the movie. I guess I can say that I'm glad there wasn't any cheating involved in this movie. That plot line is waaay too overused. Using it would have made this movie even worse.
This movie does a disgrace to the romantic comedy genre. This movie wasn't that funny. And the comedy was usually made up from a lot of profanity and sex jokes. Not the best equation for a comedy. There was romance, too, I guess. But it wasn't that expounded on. How did they suddenly fall in love? They haven't even been together that long, physically! And they decide on impulse to have a long distance relationship? Mhm. Not the best choice, I think.
I'm glad I didn't go the distance (meaning nearest movie theater) to watch this movie. Bad joke. Sorry. But I'm just saying. Won't be rewatching this one.
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