Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Nanette Burstein (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The cost of commitment is a pricey air fare in this undemanding romantic comedy about two lovers from opposite sides of the States who battle to keep the flame alive after a whirlwind romance in New York. Erin (Drew Barrymore) has been gaining work experience in the city, while Garrett (Justin Long) is firmly ensconced in a music-business career. Because they're both guarded about their feelings, the separation when Erin returns to college in San Francisco becomes a test of endurance. It's well-observed in the way the couple tread around each other's sensibilities - even at a distance - but the gags can feel tacked-on. Comedy is mostly derived from the crude banter between Garrett and his friends and the neuroses of Erin's married older sister (Christina Applegate). Clichés aside, this has a fresh, contemporary feel, and the cosy rapport between Barrymore and Long (on/off partners in real-life) makes it an easy ride.


A woman from San Francisco falls in love with a man she meets while spending a summer in New York. When the time comes for her to return home, they decide to try to keep their relationship going, despite being on opposite sides of America. However, their friends become convinced their efforts are doomed to failure. Romantic comedy, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Christina Applegate.

Cast & Crew

Erin Drew Barrymore
Garrett Justin Long
Corrine Christina Applegate
Dan Charlie Day
Box Jason Sudeikis
Will Ron Livingston
Brianna Kelli Garner
Brandy Natalie Morales
Ron Rob Riggle
Karen June Diane Raphael
Phil Jim Gaffigan
Director Nanette Burstein
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 10 Sep 2010
Comedy Drama