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"Going the Distance" Earns Well-Received Reviews

Posted Friday September 3, 2010 4:51 PM GMT

It’s been one of the most anticipated films this month, and it sounds like “Going the Distance” is going straight to the top of the box office.

The film involves Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) who meet during Erin’s internship in New York City, but once the internship ends and Erin heads back to California the couple is forced to deal with the struggles of a long-distance relationship.

The reviews have been on the positive side for the most part, as Michael O’Sullivan from The Washington Post wrote, "Drew Barrymore and Justin Long make one cute couple. Whether or not the actors' on-again-off-again real-life romance helped their performances as lovers frustrated by geography — he's in Manhattan, she's in San Francisco — it's clear they have chemistry. E.T.'s girlfriend and the Mac Guy ooze a laid-back, goofy charm through their pore-less skin. They're a modern-day Hepburn and Grant."

Another critic told, “'Going the Distance' is by no means perfect, but it's light years beyond the average rom-com, bracingly honest and genuinely funny about the ups and downs of relationships. Barrymore and Long, once a real-life couple and now who-knows-what, have a real chemistry that complements their well-written, realistic characters, and even when the movie falls apart around them in the third act, we root for these two crazy kids and their shot at romance. They elevate the story beyond its more flawed moments, but really, 'Going the Distance' is pretty special all on its own."