Going The Distance (2010) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Going The Distance (2010)

Erin is a journalist assigned in New York for a six-week internship and meets Garrett, who works at a record label. After a one night stand, the two decide to date casually, until Erin goes back to San Francisco. However as the weeks progress, they realize that they want to see each other more, so they agree on a long-distance relationship. They call, text, and video chat to keep the relationship going. They also fly to each other on occasion. On one trip to San Francisco, they watch a band together, that Erin really likes. At this time, Garrett, is somewhat unhappy at work while Erin is waiting for word on possible openings in NYC. The distance wears on them and they start to fight and doubt this set-up. When Erin is told that there are no openings in New York, she is later offered a job at a major San Francisco paper, but she is hesitant to take it. This becomes the last straw, since Garrett, after a talk with Erin's sister, realizes that he cannot hold Erin back from her career and must let her go. They break-up. Month later, they run into each other again at a show of the band Erin likes. Erin learns that Garrett is their new manager, and that he has moved to L.A. Now much closer, they get back together to rekindle the relationship.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a realistic take on long distance dating, and you know one of them has to make a sacrifice to make things work.

Best scene in story: When they first meet, it seems like such an unassuming scenario but you know that sparks will fly.

Opinion about the main character: Erin wants a great career and a good partner, and you see her trying her best to satisfy both needs.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of Going The Distance (2010)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   email/letter/phone/fax relationship How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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