Review: Going the Distance (2010)

Rated: 18
Genre: Romance Comedy
Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Director: Nanette Burstein
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Christina Applegate

This is basically about how two complete strangers (Justin Long & Drew Barrymore) meet, fall in love and face challenges of their long distance relationship almost immediately.

This is one dirty comedy. All the jokes involved are sex-related but heck, I’d have to say it’s pretty damn funny. The movie is actually also a romance film but it isn’t really romantic. Long & Barrymore did not provide the spark and chemistry the film much needed. I also felt that the movie did not really manage to show how difficult and devastating long distance relationships really are.

Verdict: The film lacks of romanticism & on-screen chemistry between Long & Barrymore but it’s saved by its hilarious adult humour. This ain’t no family movie yo. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

Irony: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) The writer of this film certainly has great taste mentioning in one of the scenes that Shawshank Redemption is one of the best films ever. I also liked that they mention about how most of the mainstream musicians are not talented and passionate enough. However, this movie itself isn’t even one of the better films released this year and its music soundtrack is not impressive at all (SPOILER ENDS HERE).

Awkward moment: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) I sat in between two young ladies in the cinema and there was a phone sex scene in the movie (SPOILER ENDS HERE).

Rating: 3 / 5

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