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When Erin and Garrett hook up, their intentions are to have a few fun and frisky weeks before she heads back to grad school in San Francisco and he stays in New York City. But when Erin's about to board a plane for home, they both realize they have developed deeper feelings for one another, and they don't want whatever it is they have together to end. So, they decide to give the "long distance thing" a go.
Romantic Comedy - Unlike all of Drew Barrymore's other romantic comedies, this one is
a lot more raunchy and has a lot more profanity. As such,
language, sexual situations, and sex talk give it more male appeal
and make the film inappropriate for children. Fans of Barrymore,
leading man Justin Long, and supporting players such as Christina
Applegate will have plenty to enjoy.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 19 S-words, 4 GD's, many of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana. ACTION: None COMEDY: Constant wisecracks and banter; sex humor; cute kid humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 30 moviegoers:
TEENS:One female loved it and one hated it, which is certainly not much help.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The two males loved "Going the Distance." Three of the five females loved it and the remaining two enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:Four of the seven males loved it and one enjoyed it very much. The other two rated it average and below average. Three-quarters of the females enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are not very good and even terrible.
Erin's (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single
Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning.
chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last
heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York
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 (Jason
and Dan (Charlie Day) joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his
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
sister, Corinne (Christina Applegate), wants to keep Erin from heading down an
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,
with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they
go the distance.