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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Justin Long
Drew Barrymore
Charlie Day
Ron Livingston
Jim Gaffigan
Christina Applegate
Directors
Nanette Burstein
Screenwriters
Geoff LaTulippe
Running Time
102 minutes

Going The Distance
Love is in the air (miles)...


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Going The Distance

Plot
Record company minion Garrett (Long) breaks up with one girl and meets wannabe journo Erin (Barrymore). They begin a whirlwind romance in NYC, but soon she must return to San Francisco. Conflicting advice ringing in their ears, the pair decide to try the long-distance thing.


Verdict
If it is at times a bit indie-by-numbers without the courage of all its convictions, this is a grittier, saltier than usual rom-com populated with laughs, smarts and a couple you can root for.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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