Summary: Garrett and Erin start their relationship without any expectation until Erin has to go back to San Francisco and leave Garrett in New York. Instead of dropping their relationship, the two decided to continue with a long-distance relationship. *** This movie from a nutshell seemed to promise nothing any better than what it really was. I cannot pin point what make this movie worked but I must say I liked it when I saw it.
Excerpt: "Maya! Statue!" Drew Barrymore is Erin, a lonely journalist who encounters Garrett (Justin Long), a talent scout for a record company, on the night he is drowning his sorrows after splitting up with his girlfriend. (There is a lesson in here guys: When your girl friend says she does not want a gift for her birthday, she definitely WANTS a gift for her birthday!
Summary: to be honest,when i started watching this,i thought it was going to be one of those wannabe romantic comedies.but you know what,this movie was not that bad at all.Justin long and Drew barrymore feel real,they actually feel like people who would be in love.and of course the funny friends of justin long's character,the always funny Charlie Day and funny Jason Sedikis.the film to me is really great.yeah it has many flause,and at times it could feel a little too boring.but...
Summary: Wow, who'd thought it. An underground film that has a pop star in it is an advertisement to lameness. Fortunately, this one is the exception. The story and the casting here are very similar to "American Pie", but better written. Despite some predictable scenes like the two old girls in the bar, the film is most of the time surprising and we don't know what's gonna happen next.
Excerpt: An ultra-hip modern day chick-flick, "Going the Distance" was not as wretched as I originally assumed it would be. Justin Long and Drew Barrymore have a great amount of rapport together on screen, despite the age difference, and the chemistry just seems to work. The comedy was very well done, but not quite as well done as the drama side of the story.
Excerpt: Passable but mediocre. While I usually love Drew Barrymore she was dreadful here. It's clear they were going for the Judd Apatow approach of raunchy as funny but it does not work here at all. I don't pretend to know what an actress like Drew Barrymore is actually like but her attempt at being raunchy just comes off as extremely forced, as if she's actively trying to change her image and it just doesn't work, she can't pull of this character at all.
I don't watch ANYTHING twice, but I might do it for this for the laughs
15 August 2010
Summary: Going the Distance was amazingly cute. I kept expecting it to go tragically corny and predictable, and it did... But it did it in such a fresh and funny way I'd watch it again. I did enjoy the Canadian angle, that they never diluted, or make a joke of being Canadian. And they kept me entertained throughout, even if there were only 1 or 2 flat out laughs. Everything was funny, and the few jokes that were over the top were in great context Plus, the cameos were amazing.
Summary: If you have watched as many Canadian movies I have over the years, you have probably learned to avoid them, at least if they are ones that have received funding from the government. However, when I learned that this one was aimed at a wider-than-usual audience than usual (instead of being just made for the filmmaker, his friends, and the art-loving government), plus the fact that I was able to see it for free (no way I am spending money on a Canadian government-funded...
Summary: First of all I'd just like to say that this isn't the greatest movie of all time but it is an entertaining movie, especially for a Canadian movie. But I'm not here to review it. I just read jellyneckr 's review and felt the need to respond. Maybe it's a Canadian/American thing but there must have been a few differences between the movie there and here. First of all in Canada, Going the Distance was released in theaters so it's not a straight to DVD movie.