In Theaters This Weekend: Going the Distance

Going the Distance, starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, opens in theaters this Friday, September 3, nationwide.


Photo by Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros. Pictures

Going the Distance synopsis:

Erin’s wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. And while Garrett’s friends, Box and Dan, joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship with his cell phone, they don’t like losing their best drinking buddy to yet another rocky romance. At the same time, Erin’s high-strung, overprotective married sister, Corrine, wants to keep Erin from heading down an all-too-familiar road. But despite the opposite coasts, the nay-saying friends and family, and a few unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.

Going the Distance stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate and Ron Livingston. This movie is directed by Nanette Burstein.

The movie got mixed reviews from critics.

“To date, no motion picture has adequately captured the soaring highs and devastating lows associated with a long distance relationship, but Going the Distance comes as close as any movie has.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews

“It’s hard to imagine any romantic comedy going wrong in so many different ways.” -Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

“[It does] that one thing that a romance absolutely has to do — touch us.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“In terms of tone and style, the finished product ends up all over the place: Think of it as the Sybil of romantic comedies.” -Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic

Check out the trailer for Going the Distance below.

Going the Distance is rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.

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1 Comment

  1. Chrissy says:

    I love Drew Barrymore -she seems fun and friendly but I think I’m going to keep my “distance” from this flick.

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