Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Real-life couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic-comedy about the tribulations of a long-distance relationship.

Erin (Barrymore) and newly single Garrett (Long) charm one another one night over beer and bar trivia and so begins a full-fledged summer fling. But, as they always knew, it comes to end when Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays put in New York for his job. The six weeks of romping has inadvertently become meaningful though, and neither are sure they want it to end. Despite the opposite coasts, with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls they might be able to make it work and find a little love.

This is the feature debut from Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (The Kid Says in the Picture).

2010Rating: R16, Contains Drug Use, Sex Scenes & Offensive Language102 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This uneven effort saddles its likable leads, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, with the kind of verbally exaggerated sexual humor that not only comes off as embarrassingly strained and calculated, but also compromises what the picture genuinely wants to be.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Be prepared to be underwhelmed by this contrived romantic comedy that falls as flat as the dining room table on which Drew Barrymore and Justin Long make out...

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Barrymore and Long make a cute couple, but between the overindulged supporting cast, second-hand situations and efforts to be ‘adult’, there are just too many obstacles.

2.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Raunchy, but still sweet and charming light entertainment.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Going the Distance is, in a way, a remarkable film: It's hard to imagine any romantic comedy going wrong in so many different ways.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If it is at times a bit indie-by-numbers without the courage of all its convictions, this is a grittier, saltier than usual rom-com populated with laughs, smarts and a couple you can root for.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Art imitates life in this movie, or at least, the audience would be forgiven for assuming so.

2.0
0

all the way through. It has touches of real life which make it believable. I am more of a fan of American versions of this stuff done well. I'd easily see again on dvd for the extra stuff that comes with it

5.0
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This is a fun comedy with a lot of laughs. Erin and Garrett decided to have a long distance relationship after spending a few great weeks together. This has some really funny scenes in this and solid performances from Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. I do recommend this for fans of romantic comedies

3.0
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was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a wet and wild day. most probably a chick flick altho there are a lot of 'guy moments' that could make some people cringe. go check it out for light entertainment.

3.0
0

Saw a preview screening - a little awkward at the start with a few cringe worthy moments but there were enough laugh out loud jokes to keep me happily entertained throughout the film.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This uneven effort saddles its likable leads, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, with the kind of verbally exaggerated sexual humor that not only comes off as embarrassingly strained and calculated, but also compromises what the picture genuinely wants to be.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Be prepared to be underwhelmed by this contrived romantic comedy that falls as flat as the dining room table on which Drew Barrymore and Justin Long make out...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Barrymore and Long make a cute couple, but between the overindulged supporting cast, second-hand situations and efforts to be ‘adult’, there are just too many obstacles.

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Raunchy, but still sweet and charming light entertainment.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Going the Distance is, in a way, a remarkable film: It's hard to imagine any romantic comedy going wrong in so many different ways.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If it is at times a bit indie-by-numbers without the courage of all its convictions, this is a grittier, saltier than usual rom-com populated with laughs, smarts and a couple you can root for.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Art imitates life in this movie, or at least, the audience would be forgiven for assuming so.

2.0
0

all the way through. It has touches of real life which make it believable. I am more of a fan of American versions of this stuff done well. I'd easily see again on dvd for the extra stuff that comes with it

5.0
0

This is a fun comedy with a lot of laughs. Erin and Garrett decided to have a long distance relationship after spending a few great weeks together. This has some really funny scenes in this and solid performances from Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. I do recommend this for fans of romantic comedies

3.0
0

was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a wet and wild day. most probably a chick flick altho there are a lot of 'guy moments' that could make some people cringe. go check it out for light entertainment.

3.0
0

Saw a preview screening - a little awkward at the start with a few cringe worthy moments but there were enough laugh out loud jokes to keep me happily entertained throughout the film.

3.0
0