Going the Distance

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Overview

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. Garrett Long is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin Barrymore, an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days...
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Overview

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. Garrett Long is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin Barrymore, an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box Jason Sudeikis and Dan Charlie Day, Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. The more Garrett's phone rings, the more his pals begin to suspect that their drinking buddy is taking the relationship a little too seriously. And they're not the only ones; Erin's sister, Corrine Christina Applegate, is keen to ensure that her smitten sibling doesn't repeat the mistakes of her past, and she makes no attempts to sugarcoat the fact that she disapproves of the coast-to-coast romance. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and as the texting becomes more intense, both Garrett and Erin start to suspect that their summer fling may just be the real thing.
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Editorial Reviews

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The term "romantic comedy" has become an almost euphemistic phrase, a code word for light, usually uncreative movies that gloss heavily over the romance, and even more so over the comedy. But Going the Distance defies all of these expectations. It's a smart, laugh-out-loud R-rated comedy -- and what's more, it offers a touching, surprisingly realistic depiction of love and relationships. This is probably somewhat helped by the fact that the romantic leads, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, are a couple in real life -- their chemistry and rapport is undeniable from the moment they appear together onscreen. Perhaps more importantly, though, the story doesn't follow the typical romcom formula. We start with Erin Barrymore, a summer intern at a New York newspaper who's preparing to finish her last year of grad school at Stanford. When she meets Garrett Long, a talent scout at a local record label, the two hit it off in the kind of giddy, instantly comfortable way that so rarely happens in dating life. But, of course, Erin will be moving to the opposite coast in six weeks, so the two elect to keep things "casual." This plan lasts right up until it's time for Erin to leave, when it becomes clear to both of them that they can't squander their lightning in a bottle, and they decide to keep up their relationship over long distance. The plot that unfolds from this premise is funny and believable, focusing on the hilarity and heartbreak of familiar situations that long-distance couples tend to face -- from opening Christmas presents over Skype to navigating the logistics of phone sex. As you might expect, both of the leads are flanked by supporting characters of the same gender who exist almost exclusively for additional comic relief. Christina Applegate plays Erin's sister, while Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day play Garrett's ridiculous bachelor friends, and all of them offer tremendous, possibly improvised Apatow-style F-bomb-laden dialogue that sometimes keeps the laughter going so unrelentingly that there's scarcely a chance to breathe. It's an impressive feat from a genre that usually relies on tired, worn-out jokes and predictable outcomes, but Going the Distance rises to the challenge -- and it even does so with heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • UPC: 794043146251
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Drew Barrymore Erin
Justin Long Garrett
Charlie Day Dan
Jason Sudeikis Box
Christina Applegate Corrine
Ron Livingston , Will
Oliver Jackson-Cohen Damon
Jim Gaffigan Phil,
Kelli Garner , Brianna
Natalie Morales Brandy
Rob Riggle , Ron
June Diane Raphael Karen
Sarah Burns Harper
Terry Beaver Professor
Matt Servitto Hugh
Leighton Meester Amy
Tuffy Questell Airport TSA Agent
Charlie Hewson Douchebag
Taylor Schwencke Maya
Mike Birbiglia Toby the Waiter
Meredith Hagner Tanning Salon Employee
Benita Robledo Diner Waitress
Stink Fisher Muscle Guy
Kristen Schaal Female Bartender
Graham Davie Zach
Mick Hazen Zander
Zach Page Zeff
Sean Gustavus Tarjyoto Awkward Nerd
David Bologna Fame Boy
Cass Bugge Girlfriend
Sandie Rosa Girlfriend
Adam Harrison The Boxer Rebellion
Piers Hewitt The Boxer Rebellion
Todd Howe The Boxer Rebellion
Nathan Nicholson The Boxer Rebellion
Samantha Futerman Very Young Intern
Natalie Knepp Very Young Intern
Happy Anderson Terry
Sondra James Elderly Woman
Maya Morris Not It Girl
Jennifer Bronstein Not It Girl
Maria Conte Di Angelis Receptionist
Ethan F. Hamburg Newroom Co-Worker
Anna Gorecky Diesel Records Secretary
Josephine-Dana April Micari Diesel Records Secretary
Loretta Fox Sandy
Carole Raphaelle Davis Carmen
Ron Bottitta Creepy Guy
Technical Credits
Nanette Burstein Director
Michael Barosky Sound Mixer
Juel Bestrop Casting
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Kathleen Chopin Casting
Mark Cotone Asst. Director
Mychael Danna Score Composer
Michael Disco Executive Producer
Debra L. Ferullo Makeup
Jennifer Gibgot Producer
Garrett Grant Producer
John Kasarda Art Director
Kevin Kavanaugh Production Designer
Geoff LaTulippe Screenwriter
Mark Mangini Sound/Sound Designer
Dave Neustadter Executive Producer
Peter Rogness Art Director
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Shankman Producer
Eric Steelberg Cinematographer
D.J. Surgent Stunts
Peter Teschner Editor
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Caroline Vexler Stunts
Seth Yanklewitz Casting
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