Going The Distance has been directed by Nanette Burstein, and once again reunites Drew Barrymore with her on-off lover, Justin Long. Rounding up the cast list are Christina Applegate, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Schaal, Charlie Day, Ron Livingston and Peyton List.
Synopsis: Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box (Sudeikis) and Dan (Day), Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. The more Garrett’s phone rings, the more his pals begin to suspect that their drinking buddy is taking the relationship a little too seriously. And they’re not the only ones; Erin’s sister, Corrine (Applegate), is keen to ensure that her smitten sibling doesn’t repeat the mistakes of her past, and she makes no attempts to sugarcoat the fact that she disapproves of the coast-to-coast romance. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and as the texting becomes more intense, both Garrett and Erin start to suspect that their summer fling may just be the real thing.
Drew Barrymore has proved herself recently, especially in her directorial debut Whip It. Combine that with the host of talented supporting actors, it shows there’s definitely potential for this to be a moderate success. Let’s just hope it’s better than 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You, anyway.
Check out the UK poster below:
You can see Going The Distance when it hits UK cinemas on August 27, 2010 or click here to win tickets to the UK Premiere.