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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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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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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:

$6,884,964, 5 September 2010

Gross USA:

$17,804,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,052,757
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When Erin and Garrett go back to her sister's house and have sex on the table, as they back up into the table there is a fruit bowl on it. However, after this shot, the fruit bowl disappears. 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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Written by S. Balthazar, L. Beckenham, J. Finch, C. Lucas, A. Memon and M. West
Performed by Fanfarlo
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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My Review: Going the Distance
9 November 2010 | by estebangonzalez10See all my reviews

¨A comedy about meeting each other halfway. ¨ Oscar nominated documentary director Nanette Burstein brings us ¨Going the Distance¨, which marks the first time she directs a fictional film. It's a rom/com that deals with long distance relationships and the screenplay was written by first time screenplay writer Geoff LaTulippe. Justin Long and Drew Barrymore play the two main characters who begin a no strings attached relationship, but end up falling in love despite the fact that Drew's character, Erin, is moving from New York to San Francisco. Justin Long is Garrett, a guy who works in New York for a record label and who isn't looking for a serious relationship with Erin because he knows she is going to leave soon, but their friendship grows and love blossoms. Both decide they can't let such a good thing end and decide to continue their relationship despite the distance. Justin and Erin try to make the relationship work, but they face several difficult situations that most people who have had long distance relationships can identify with. The movie mixes comedy with romance and at the same time it has several situations we can identify with. Some of the secondary characters enhance the comedy, such as Christina Applegate who plays Erin's married sister who is very uptight and overprotective. Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis play Dan and Box, Garrett's best friends who have some of the funniest lines in the movie. The chemistry between Barrymore and Long is good and the screenplay has several funny moments, but at the end of the film you realize you have already seen this movie before since it ends up being pretty predictable. This is one of those movies that had potential to be so much better, but at the end it stuck with Hollywood's predictable rom-com formula. You might have an enjoyable movie going experience with Going the Distance, but it is far from memorable and by the end of the day you will have forgotten all about it. For people who have gone through long distance relationships and its struggles, then they may feel drawn towards it and identify with some of the things happening, but as a comedy I was expecting a little more.

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