Opening September 3rd is New Line Cinema’s Going the Distance. The romantic comedy stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle, and Christina Applegate. The premise is Drew Barrymore and Justin Long meet and spend a summer together, and while neither expects it to last when Barrymore has to move back to San Francisco, the new couple decides to try and make a long distance relationship work even though their family and friends are against it.
While I think almost every angle on the romantic comedy has been played out, with the R rating and Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis playing Justin Long’s friends, I’m hoping for some honest and raw dialogue that will make this rom-com worth watching. Also, never underestimate Drew Barrymore’s appeal, as women love her. Anyway, we’ve been given eight clips from the movie and some images, so hit the jump to check them out – along with a more detailed synopsis:
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, Corinne (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”) directed “Going the Distance,” which marks her feature film directorial debut, from a screenplay by Geoff LaTulippe. The film stars Golden Globe Award winner Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”), Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate.
The film was produced by Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Garrett Grant. Dave Neustadter, Richard Brener and Michael Disco served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Eric Steelberg, production designer Kevin Kavanaugh, editor Peter Teschner, costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas and composer Mychael Danna.
The movie is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.