Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long is a romantic comedy which typically I would not call my regular fare. As of late I have been checking out more romantic comedies as I spend more time with my ‘better half’ and try to just kick back and enjoy some light hearted entertainment. Going the Distance is a fun romantic comedy that is a prime example of a movie being over exposed in the marketing materials. A good movie but one you don’t need to see if you watch the trailers.
Going the Distance is a romantic comedy which center on a guy ( Justin Long ) and a gal (Drew Barrymore) who try to keep their love life going as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another. Although it sounds like just another cliché romantic comedy and although at times it is, it does offer quite a few laughs. The unfortunate part is that as I noted in the start of my review pretty much all of the funniest moments are revealed in the trailer.
Studios seem to have a tough task of trying to decide just how much to hold back and how much to expose in the trailer. In the case of Going The Distance all of the best and well thought out jokes are exposed in the trailer and the filler jokes, the half hearted chuckles are what you don’t see. So although Going the Distance is charming and fun and delivers a few really deep laughs if you saw the trailer you already knew what to expect.
Going the Distance is a fun date night movie but I strongly discourage you from watching the trailer before you watch it. If you like Drew Barrymore and her films you will love this movie. If your not really a romantic comedy fan or a Barrymore fan and just want to kill some quality time with your other half this film offers some value there as well. Going the Distance is a chick flick for sure with just enough laughs for the lads. 7 out of 10 and a 7.5 out of 10 had I of not had most the best parts completely ruined by the trailer.