Going the Distance
Going the Distance (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's timelier and a little more honest than most romantic comedies, but Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's screen chemistry doesn't make up for Going the Distance's overall flatness.

Anna Smith
Time Out

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.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Unfortunately, Going the Distance doesn't take audiences far enough.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The film's constant raunch factor balances out its romantic center in a way that will likely surprise and please many.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

Barrymore carries the movie on a cloud of lusty giggles and F-bombs.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Particularly forgettable.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Omg..hysterical movie!! A must see.
Bethany Murphy
The trailer made it out to be funnier than it was, but it was still 'alright' but not great! It was sort of predictable too.
Cassie Hill
Such a cute romantic comedy :) Justin Long & Drew Barrymore were just amazing & Christina Applegate was great as Drew Barrymore's sister &… More
erika bruhns
Going the distance is about friends that met over the summer. Over the summer Erin's (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) friendship grows so deep… More
Jim Hunter
A young newspaper reporter and a music talent scout attempt to make a bi-coastal relationship work. I think that it is difficult to render the pressures of a… More
Jennifer Xu
A really charming, down-in-the-dirt kind of rom com. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have good, reliable chemistry.