Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the Distance trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
As I was watching the trailer for GOING THE DISTANCE, I tried to think of other romantic comedies that have explored the various perils of a long distance relationship. I couldn’t come up with one and I find it odd that of all the romantic comedies that have come out, none of them have really made the long distance relationship the focal point. Leave it to Drew Barrymore to fix that as she and Justin Long star as two people that meet and fall in love in six weeks and then make the problematic decision to try a long distance relationship. Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day also star in the film from Nanette Burstein.
The film looks cutesy enough and I was on board until the end of the trailer, where I thought they went for the cheap laugh. Hopefully they’ll keep their focus in the finished film. GOING THE DISTANCE hits theaters on August 27th.