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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.

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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:

$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

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. See more »

Goofs

In the "morning after" scene in the diner, while Erin is explaining why she doesn't want to get involved in a relationship, Garrett drinks his entire glass of water. In the next full shot of the table, his glass is full again. 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 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Run
Written by Adam Harrison (as A. Harrison), Piers Hewitt (as P. Hewitt), Todd Howe (as T. Howe) and Nathan Nicholson (as N. Nicholson)
Performed by The Boxer Rebellion
Courtesy of The Boxer Rebellion LLP
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Men - don't be put off just because it looks like a chick flick!
16 August 2010 | by jkeggenSee all my reviews

Just been to see this film before its official release and really, really enjoyed it. As the trailer suggests it's about a long distance relationship. The storyline is pretty straightforward. It's not the type of film that will have lots of complicated twists and turns, so in that context it's fairly predictable, but it's really well acted by the main characters, particularly Justin Long, Drew Barrymore and Christin Applegate. There are lots of laughs, and I mean laughing out loud, from both the men and the women in the audience. For me it's one of the funniest films I've seen that wasn't an out and out comedy. As the title of this review suggests, there's something for both men and women in this.


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