Going the Distance (2004)

Going the Distance (2004)




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Delightfully raunchy wit drives this teen comedy, which has the same spirit as the "American Pie" movies. Fresh from high school, Nick (Christopher Jacot) and two pals take a rollicking road trip to Toronto so that he can find and marry his girlfriend, who is being wooed by a sleazy music producer. Jason Priestley and rocker Avril Lavigne have cameos. Shawn Roberts.
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Jason Priestley
as Swackhammer
Matt Frewer
as Farmer Joseph
Jackie Burroughs
as Mother Libbie
Lynda Boyd
as Toni
Jay Brazeau
as Store Clerk
Andy Jones
as Portly Customer
Christie Laing
as Sexy Girl
Devin Douglas Drewitz
as Bratty Kid No. 1
Avril Lavigne
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Going the Distance

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

The landscape will survive this desecration; it's questionable whether the actors will.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

An inexplicably dated, sexist Porky's knock-off.

August 20, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

There are few genuine jokes here, just familiar comic happenings.

November 25, 2004
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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Full Review… | November 20, 2004
Maclean's Magazine

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Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Georgia Straight

Audience Reviews for Going the Distance

Typical road-trip setting comedy with the usual allotment of cliched jokes and events, but it's certainly not in "I want that 1.5hrs of my life back" territory. Was very interesting to see Warehouse 13 chick (Joanne Kelly) in this, probably how it ended up in the queue in the first place.

Chris S
Chris S

Call it an inflated grade, but I really liked this. It's basically a Canadian version of Road Trip, but it stands on its own, and is not a total ripoff. There's some hysterical moments here, and its a good way to pass roughly 90 minutes of time- especially if booze and smokes are involved.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Sex, sex, sex, sex and ummm wait, lemme think.. more SEX! I mean this is basically a PG porn movie. There's nothing substantial in this and i felt like i was wasting my precious time when instead i could be picking up a book and getting intellectual - not watch this movie and have my brain turn into jelly. Watch if you enjoy the 2 N'S: nudity and nothingness. Otherwise stay away. I'm sorry if i sounded harsh. Please excuse my distaste for this repugnant movie, if you can call it that.

Janice :d
Janice :d

Super Reviewer

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