Going the Distance

September 3rd, 2010








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Going the Distance

Still of Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the DistanceStill of Christina Applegate in Going the DistanceKate Beckinsale at event of Going the DistanceStill of Drew Barrymore in Going the DistanceStill of Drew Barrymore in Going the DistanceStill of Justin Long and Jason Sudeikis in Going the Distance

Plot
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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.4/10 (22,102 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Nanette Burstein

Stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston

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.

Cast:
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
Addison LeMay - Jack Baxter
Rob Riggle - Ron
Sarah Burns - Harper
Terry Beaver - Professor

Taglines: A comedy about meeting each other halfway.



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 3 September 2010

Filming Locations: Antarctica Bar - 287 Hudson Street, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,508,290 (USA) (5 September 2010) (3030 Screens)

Gross: $17,804,299 (USA) (21 October 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Only the two main characters have complete names: Garrett Austin Scully for Justin Long and Erin Rankin Langford for Drew Barrymore.

Goofs:
Factual errors: In the scene where Garret leaves California after his visit, he states that he "got the middle seat" after getting his boarding pass from Southwest Airlines. Southwest boarding passes do not assign seats, but have boarding groups instead, so he could not know what seat he would be taking.

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.



User Review

Men - don't be put off just because it looks like a chick flick!

Rating: 9/10

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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