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Geoff LaTulippe - the movie's writer - is a close friend of producer Dave Neustadter and based this movie on Dave's real-life long-distance relationship with a former girlfriend.
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Only the two main characters have complete names: Garrett Austin Scully for Justin Long and Erin Rankin Langford for Drew Barrymore.
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Jason Sudeikis sports a mustache in the film as he was concurrently shooting another film that required him to have one. Hence, a scene was specially written where he explains to Justin Long and Charlie Day why he wears a mustache - to make the older women he is dating remember what it was like to be with men with facial hair in the 70s and 80s.
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Justin Long's first scene shot in the film was his nude one when he has sex with Drew Barrymore on a dining room table.
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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Erin is seen at a bar called The Half King in Manhattan. This is in fact part-owned in real life by director Nanette Burstein.
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Nanette Burstein's first fiction film. Previously, she had only made documentaries.
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Justin Long's character wears the same shirt in the two break-up scenes he has in the film.
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Christina Applegate was director Nanette Burstein's first choice for the part of Drew Barrymore's sister.
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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.
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Justin Long and Kelli Garner (who plays his temptation in San Francisco) are friends in real life.
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Justin Long's character says he has a middle seat when leaving the check in/ticket counter. The airline he is flying is Southwest, which is not assigned seating.
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The 118th biggest grossing film in the US in 2010.
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Jason Sudekis (Box) and Kristen Schall (trivia host) also star together in Last Man on Earth.
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