Kind of funny that I would post the trailer for something that has just come out in theaters but this movie seems to be growing on me. The always likable everyman Justin Long and Drew Barrymore (hot off her directorial debut of the charming roller-derby film Whip It) star in this delightful looking romantic comedy. At first I cast this off as yet another avoidable Rom-Com but as the wife is into that kind of stuff I took a second look at the trailer and think this could be cute fun. Have a look for yourselves…
In case that trailer didn’t tell you everything you needed to know, here’s a the full breakdown from the official press release:
Erin’s (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. And while Garrett’s friends, Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day), joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship with his cell phone, they don’t like losing their best drinking buddy to yet another rocky romance. At the same time, Erin’s high-strung, overprotective married sister, Corrine (Christina Applegate), wants to keep Erin from heading down an all-too-familiar road.
But despite the opposite coasts, the nay-saying friends and family, and a few unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.
Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (“On the Ropes”) makes her feature film directorial debut with “Going the Distance.” The film is written by Geoff LaTulippe and stars Golden GlobeAward winner Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”), Justin Long (“He’s Just Not That Into You”), Charlie Day (TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Jason Sudeikis (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Jim Gaffigan (“17 Again”) and Golden Globe Award nominee Christina Applegate (TV’s “Samantha Who?” and “Jesse”).
The film is produced by Adam Shankman (“17 Again”), Jennifer Gibgot (“The Last Song”) and Garrett Grant (“Hairspray”). Dave Neustadter, Richard Brener and Michael Disco serve as executive producers.
Burstein’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Eric Steelberg (“Up in the Air”), production designer Kevin Kavanaugh (“Whip It”), editor Peter Teschner (“Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”), costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas (“The Proposal”) and composer Mychael Danna (“(500) Days of Summer”).
Now the movie opened this past Friday September 3 but for all our International friends it looks like this movie is dropping worldwide a full week on September 10th. Looks like this film sufficiently “crossed the distance” rather well wouldn’t you say?…sorry I just couldn’t resist:P For those of you outside the US, click here to check out the Facebook page, or here to visit the official UK site.
So as today is Labor Day, and the wife and I are off work, this should make for a fun Matinee. How about you all? Anyone interested in seeing this?