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Going the Distance (2010)

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A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.

Director:

Nanette Burstein

Writer:

Geoff LaTulippe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Erin
Justin Long ... Garrett
Charlie Day ... Dan
Jason Sudeikis ... Box
Christina Applegate ... Corinne
Ron Livingston ... Will
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Damon
Jim Gaffigan ... Phil
Natalie Morales ... Brandy
Kelli Garner ... Brianna
June Diane Raphael ... Karen
Rob Riggle ... Ron
Sarah Burns ... Harper
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Professor
Matt Servitto ... Hugh
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Storyline

Erin has just six more weeks as an intern at the New York Sentinel before she returns to San Francisco. That's fine with Garrett since he just got out of a relationship. But their relationship blossoms and it quickly becomes something that they can't just drop in six weeks. They admit to wanting to be boyfriend/girlfriend just on opposite coasts. The distance wears on them, as with their nay-saying friends and sister, and soon they are forced to either break up or come up with a solution that has them living in the same city. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

A comedy about meeting each other halfway.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor a distancia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,508,290, 5 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,804,299, 21 October 2010
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Geoff LaTulippe - the movie's writer - is a close friend of producer Dave Neustadter and based this movie on Dave's real-life long-distance relationship with a former girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

In the "morning after" scene in the diner, while Erin is explaining why she doesn't want to get involved in a relationship, Garrett drinks his entire glass of water. In the next full shot of the table, his glass is full again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garrett: So...
Amy: So...
Garrett: Happy Birthday
Amy: Oh. Thank you for the take-out.
Garrett: Sure. It's the least I could do. It is your birthday after all.
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Connections

Features Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

40 Day Dream
Written by Alex Ebert
Performed by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
Courtesy of Community Music/Fairfax Recordings
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Great Rom-Com
23 August 2010 | by spooner_22See all my reviews

Going The Distance was far better than expected. I saw the trailer for this movie before going to see it and I thought it looked good, but far too often with this type of film, all the best bits are in the trailer. This was not the case with this film, it was consistently funny, well acted and very good in general. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long were very believable as a couple (this may have something to do with them being together on off in real life). I thought that each actor played their part well, the friends of the main characters were all fantastic. Overall, this is well worth going to see and one of the funniest rom-coms I have seen in a long time.


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