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Monday, September 13, 2010

Going the Distance, meets me half way.

Going the Distance, directed by Nanette Burstein and staring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate and Charlie Day is a cute romantic comedy about making a relationship work in undesirable circumstances.

Garrett (Justin Long) has always had a problem with commitment and understanding what women want. He seems to be doing everything right until he learns the hard way that he cannot speak the female language when his girlfriend drops him. That night, his friends want to brighten up his spirits by taking him to a bar. He meets Erin (Drew Barrymore) playing a game and ends up buying her a beer, then winning at bar trivia, and having breakfast with her the next morning. Erin is only in New York City for the summer, and will be returning to grad school in San Francisco in six weeks. They start a no-strings-attached summer fling relationship that turns into a seriously meaningful love affair. They realized that they were meant for each other, but when Erin returns home, will their love survive the distance, between New York City and San Francisco?

Being from The Bay Area myself, I love love love when movies show some love to my area. Nor Cal! If you have never been to SF its a must see, plan a trip out this way asap. Sorry about the side track moment. Back to the movie itself.
The first few minutes made me a little leery of what the movie would be like; very bad acting in the beginning is usually a good sign that a movie is going to be a dud. After the awful opening, the movie picked up and started to take on life. I found myself enjoying the characters and the close friends and family Erin and Garret have in their lives. Roommates who provide a musical soundtrack? I mean come on, who wouldn't want to get a little freaky to the Top Gun soundtrack! lol Thats a classic!
Nothing is off limits with this couple--Kitchen tables beware! ;)
It's a fun romantic comedy that is enjoyable but it's not going to get raving reviews from me. Decent movie worth seeing.

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