Going the Distance Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jason Sudeikis, Drew Barrymore, Christina Applegate, Kristen Schaal, Justin Long

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This film is about the difficulties in maintaining a long distance relationship. Drew Barrymore plays the character of Erin. While visiting New York, Erin goes out to a bar and meets Garrett (played by Justin Long). The attraction is immediate and intense. They go back to Garrett's apartment and have sex. Erin is only in New York for a short term position as a intern for the newspaper. She tells Garrett because of this, they need to understand there is no chance for any serious relationship between them. Both agree to this, but in spite of this plan, they start to fall in love. After a few short weeks it is time for Erin to leave New York to go back to San Francisco. They try to say good-bye, but find that they can't break off the relationship.
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While they are apart they stay in constant touch trying to find a way to be together again. Garrett comes to see Erin in San Francisco as a surprise. They are so passionate for each other that when they go back to Erin's sister's place where Erin is staying, they enter thinking they are alone, and rip of all their clothes to have crazy sex on the dining room table. That is when Erin's sister comes into the room and they notice that Erin's sister's husband is sitting at the table eating.

Garrett and Erin go out together to see a rock band that they like. Garrett gets jealous when he notices that Erin is paying attention another guy. But Erin likes Garrett more than any other guy. Garrett has to go back to New York. Erin tries to find a job in New York, but instead gets offered a good job at a newspaper in San Francisco. Garrett tries to convince her to give that up and come to live with him in New York. Garrett goes back to San Francisco to get her, but changes his mind when he doesn't want to be the reason she gave up a good job for her career.

Erin does well at the newspaper in San Francisco. Garrett quits his job in New York and becomes a manager of the rock band so he will move to Los Angeles. They reunite at a concert of the band and realize they are physically close enough now to continue the relationship.

Best part of story, including ending: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long as Erin and Garret, make a nice couple and there seems to be real chemistry between them.

Best scene in story: The sex scene on the dining table is outrageous, especially how nonchalant Erin's sister's husband is, when he is at the table and they haven't seen him.

Opinion about the main character: It's nice that Erin is as loyal to Garrett as he is to her and that they don't see other people when they are separated.

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Script Analysis of Going the Distance

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   reconnecting after brief encounter

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 breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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