Going the Distance
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Erin's (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) 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 (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day) joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's both refreshing and problematic is that there's no emotional imbalance between boy and girl: their feelings are mutual and the obstacle is purely geographical."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Acknowledges both the difficulty and the comic potential of the arrangement, and does so with enough insight and charm to make you wonder why frequent-flier love is not a more popular theme in romantic comedies."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"If you've ever had an awkward sexual moment in your life (admit it, you have), this is the movie for you. If you've ever believed there can't be love without the comedy, this is the movie for you."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"Going the Distance is concocted from a familiar formula. It just happens to be a really good example of what can be done with it."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"The combination of a very funny and a little bit raunchy rom-com with the plethora of extras make the package a must to rent or buy."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The film's constant raunch factor balances out its romantic center in a way that will likely surprise and please many."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's filthy, funny and kind of sweet, if not quite up to the level of Judd Apatow's oeuvre in the burgeoning field of R-rated comedies with heart."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Barrymore comfortably slips into more filthy talk and situations while bringing her innate sweetness and relatability."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Much like Drew Barrymore, [this film] is so intent on being cutesy and bubbly that it's nauseating..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Not a great film, but in a time when most romantic comedies are trite and predictable, this one at least tries to deal with an actual relationship hurdle."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Particularly forgettable."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"It smothers the already frail story of their characters' long-distance relationship with enough R-rated gross-out humor for half a dozen Judd Apatow movies -- except that virtually none of it is funny."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"You sort of wind up rooting for them in spite of their characters being somewhat knuckleheadish."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"...the pervasively affable atmosphere [is] heightened by the palpable chemistry between Long and Barrymore's respective characters."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"...being different doesn't necessarily mean being better."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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