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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.

Director:

Nanette Burstein

Writer:

Geoff LaTulippe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Erin
Justin Long ... Garrett
Charlie Day ... Dan
Jason Sudeikis ... Box
Christina Applegate ... Corinne
Ron Livingston ... Will
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Damon
Jim Gaffigan ... Phil
Natalie Morales ... Brandy
Kelli Garner ... Brianna
June Diane Raphael ... Karen
Rob Riggle ... Ron
Sarah Burns ... Harper
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Professor
Matt Servitto ... Hugh
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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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Taglines:

A comedy about meeting each other halfway.

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor a distancia See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christina Applegate was director Nanette Burstein's first choice for the part of Drew Barrymore's sister. See more »

Goofs

One of the flight maps in the movie shows a layover in Jefferson City, Missouri. Jefferson City Memorial Airport has not been used as a commercial airport since the mid-1970s. 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 Moesha (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Either Way
Written by Grant Widmer and Edward Joyner
Performed by Generationals
Courtesy of Park The Van
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A forgettable and plain romantic comedy
2 January 2011 | by Gordon-11See 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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