Thursday, 30 September 2010

Recommendations: Going The Distance

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How many of you can honestly say that you’ve seen a great film this month? I love going to the cinema or having movie nights in but it does become rather tiresome seeing the same old predictable-type story lines and coming out saying, “It was ok”. Especially with the price of tickets as high as they are!!

But last week, on Orange Wednesday, I went to the cinema (more because I wanted to go than because of a particular film) and was pleasantly surprised! I picked the film a) because there was nothing else I fancied and b) because I like the actors in the film so thought it would be good. And it was!!!

‘Going The Distance’ with Drew Barrymore and the geeky guy from Britney’s ‘Crossroads’ was the funniest film I have seen in ages!! It also features Christina Applegate who I loved from her appearance in ‘Friends’ as Rachel’s sister Amy and together, the three of them make for a very amusing cast. (PLUS - Long's friend in it is actually HIL-arious!!)

The story is obvious from the title but Barrymore is in New York for a summer internship and meets Justin Long, and soon they become inseparable for her six remaining weeks. When crunch time comes and she has to return home, they attempt the long distance haul and see each other occasionally due to her living on the other side of America.

Drunken phone calls, late night phone sex and many many embarrassing moments at Applegate’s house, form some of the couples portrayal of how hard long distance relationships can be. Do they pull through? Well I won’t spoil that one for you so go along and see it for yourself.

If you’re about to part from your boyfriend due to university, this is a great mood lifter, distraction and a positive take on a huge step.

It’s silly, romantic, intriguing and literally has you laughing out loud which I think is always a good thing from a film. A great all-rounder I’d say!

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  1. Ooo I've was reading about this film the other day and wasn't sure if it was worth a watch or not. Will def try and go see it after your review though. Nice one.

    L x
    Half Dressed

  2. This movie looks like a funny and fun romantic film. I'd love to see it.

  3. Half dressed - It is definitely worth seeing :-) if you like funny rom-coms anyway

    Girlie Blog - It is exactly that, just my kind of film :)

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