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Going the Distance Reviews

Anna Smith
Time Out
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What's both refreshing and problematic is that there's no emotional imbalance between boy and girl: their feelings are mutual and the obstacle is purely geographical.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 8, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The film's constant raunch factor balances out its romantic center in a way that will likely surprise and please many.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

September 3, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Particularly forgettable.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

September 3, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Acknowledges both the difficulty and the comic potential of the arrangement, and does so with enough insight and charm to make you wonder why frequent-flier love is not a more popular theme in romantic comedies.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 3, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's filthy, funny and kind of sweet, if not quite up to the level of Judd Apatow's oeuvre in the burgeoning field of R-rated comedies with heart.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 3, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It smothers the already frail story of their characters' long-distance relationship with enough R-rated gross-out humor for half a dozen Judd Apatow movies -- except that virtually none of it is funny.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

September 3, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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It's a solid but totally forgettable entertainment, redeemed somewhat by Barrymore's loud, horsey laugh and some agreeably racy comic situations.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 3, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Justin Long and Drew Barrymore have a believable chemistry that makes Going the Distance worth going to. More or less.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 3, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This empty, immature romantic comedy ultimately feels as if it's filled with all the hot air that separates New York and San Francisco, yet still manages to be a suffocating bore.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 3, 2010
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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The long distance aspect was interesting, accurate, and mined for maximum comic effect.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

September 2, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Captures the harshness and the sweetness of our time.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

September 2, 2010
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Going the Distance is a reminder of the sorry state of the rom-com, where gross scenes and easy-to-write trash talk have replaced smart dialogue.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This premise, with better writing, could have made a much more compelling movie.

Full Review Source: USA Today

September 2, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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An R-rated romance that has its moments but is ultimately trying a little too hard (something Barrymore, with her trademark lightness, never does).

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2010
Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A foul-mouthed rom-com carved from Apatowian intent, but it feels more like a sketch of a movie than the real thing.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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There's rat-a-tat dialogue in "Going the Distance," but it's kept small-caliber, and the film does not kid itself -- or us -- about how much hard work is required to keep a flickering flame of feeling alive in the face of a big, cold world.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 2, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film gets many things so right about the conflicts faced by a two-career couple looking for work in a shrinking economy.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2010
Dana Stevens
Slate
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There's just not quite enough to the movie: not enough jokes, not enough obstacles, not enough sex.

Full Review Source: Slate

September 2, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Between this movie and her fascinating performance in HBO's Grey Gardens, Barrymore, at 35, is becoming a serious comedic actor.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It all looks so effortless, it's a wonder that movies like Going The Distance are such an anomaly.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

September 2, 2010
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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There's also some gallows humor about the record and newspaper industries, but overall this is a light, genial comedy about denial and self-defense.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 2, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Barrymore and Long are both appealing, but not enough to sustain audience interest in the cinematic equivalent of dry-humping.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2010
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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The couple-surrounded-by-quirky-friends dynamic is as obvious as the movie's New York locales and well-positioned indie band posters.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

September 2, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Screenwriter Geoff LaTulippe's story of a recession-era long-distance relationship and its hurdles takes its characters seriously.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2010
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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In terms of tone and style, the finished product ends up all over the place: Think of it as the Sybil of romantic comedies.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 2, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Going the Distance may be a minor movie, but it's also the rare romantic comedy in which you can actually believe what you're seeing.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 2, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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[It does] that one thing that a romance absolutely has to do -- touch us.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Just because you tart up a typical romantic comedy with trash talk doesn't make it edgy or real.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 1, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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To date, no motion picture has adequately captured the soaring highs and devastating lows associated with a long distance relationship, but Going the Distance comes as close as any movie has.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Nanette Burstein reminds us she was previously a director of documentaries by occasionally shooting with a handheld camera for no discernible reason.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 31, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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It's hard to imagine any romantic comedy going wrong in so many different ways.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 19, 2010
Justin Chang
Variety
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A bicoastal comedy with a bit of a bipolar disorder.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 19, 2010
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