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Going The Distance Blu-Ray Review

30 December 2010 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Pointedly going for some sense of honesty and "reality" not often seen among the standard fare of romantic comedies, Going the Distance frequently loses itself to this effort, which feels false (and vulgar for the sake of vulgarity) more often than it describes the truth it's after.

Though the film would have benefited greatly from a few more minds scrutinizing many of the details (it is written by new comer Geoff Latulippe, and directed by Nanette Burstein, who only has documentaries under her belt to this point), there is an underlying gravity that pulls the audience along, even if it is offered few chances to take center stage.

It's the story of a long-distance relationship, thoroughly entrenched in being for and about the exact age demographic of its actors, but it manages to conquer its own shtick and make some keen observations about relationships in general. Chiefly, in respect to the long-distance classic question, »

- Marc Eastman

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