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Going the Distance

HD   R Closed Captioning

Nanette Burstein

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About the Movie

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 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 (Christina Applegate), 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 go the distance.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 163
  • Fresh: 86
  • Rotten: 77
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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, Sep 3, 2010

Fresh: It's a solid but totally forgettable entertainment, redeemed somewhat by Barrymore's loud, horsey laugh and some agreeably racy comic situations. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Sep 3, 2010

Rotten: This empty, immature romantic comedy ultimately feels as if it's filled with all the hot air that separates New York and San Francisco, yet still manages to be a suffocating bore. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Sep 3, 2010

Rotten: 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, Sep 3, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great movie!

This is a great movie that describes what couples go through in long distance relationships. This is a funny and sweet romantic comedy.


WOW, justin long is always funny in all his movies but when i rented this i figured it will probably be just a chick flick. I was soo wrong, this has to be one of the funniest movies ive seen in a very very long time. I was dieing lauging, they just said so many unexpected things that made you stomach hurt with all the laughter. It was also a very sweet romantic movie that had a lot of gut busting comedy. I hope this movie does real well, it would be ashame if it gets swept under the rug.


I really like this movie because I'm in a long distance relationship too, I really love him and he really loves me. I enjoyed this movie alot, definately watch it :)

Going the Distance
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2010

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