GOING THE DISTANCE
Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Charlie Day, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis (Directed by Nanette Burstein; Written by Geoff LaTulippe; Warner Bros.)
They’ve got looks, youth, brains, ambition and lots of sex appeal. It’s no wonder they can’t get enough of each other. Literally, they can't. That’s because each has landed a dream job in a different city. One is now tied to Los Angeles; the other is stuck in Chicago. So how can they hope to find the time, not to mention the city, to keep their red-hot affair sizzling? And, by the way, exactly who are they?
They are Erin and Garrett, the crazy-in-love characters played by Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, who, as you probably learned from Extra or Access Hollywood, are a former crazy-in-love couple in real life. And unless screenwriter Geoff LaTulippe has dreamed up a downbeat ending for his feel-good romantic comedy, Erin and Garrett will surely arrive at a blissful solution to their reel-life problem.
So where does that leave Drew and Justin? Who knows? Perhaps this glam duo should give long-distance love a shot. --Guy Flatley Opens 8/27/10