>> Going The Distance (BLU-RAY) (2010)

Title: Going The Distance

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Justin Long, Drew Barrymore, Christina Applegate, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

Director: Nanette Burstein

Studio: New Line Home Video

Runtime: 102 mins

Release Date: November 30, 2010

Discs: 1

MPAA Rating: R

Rating: 2.80 (out of 4.00)

Grade: B-

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Going The Distance dabbles in some fairly familiar comedic territory: couple falls in love, struggles through the growing pains of a relationship (in this case heightened by the long distance between East and West coast), decide whether or not they want to be together…and well, you can figure out the rest for yourself. Given the well-worn nature of the story, these sorts of films rise and fall on the strength of the dialogue and the chemistry of the cast. Fortunately for Going The Distance, the cast is strong and plays well off of one another. The dialogue isn't as sharp, but it’s a pretty funny film on the whole. It seems to want to be in the same class as Knocked Up, but it lacks some of the spark and wit that made Knocked Up such a hilarious movie.

QUALITY:
For a comedy, it looks really nice. The picture is bright and clean, while the sound mix is good on the whole.

BONUS FEATURES:
The extra features include a digital copy of the film, behind the scenes, cast interviews, a director’s commentary, additional scenes, and a few other bonuses.

All in all, this isn’t a terrible movie. It’s actually quite funny at a number of points, but it’s just not that memorable. Worth watching one or twice for some laughs, but I don’t think it’ll have the same staying power that other, stronger films on similar topics have.
 

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