Damn! And here I thought this film had promise. I really hope that this is just a bad trailer and not a real representation of the film that was supposed to be a realistic romantic comedy. Going the Distance stars the on-again-off-again-real-life couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long and is by first time feature film director Nanette Burstein and was written by first time/Black List writer Geoff LaTulippe.
They do have quite a promising supporting cast, aside from our two lead characters the film co-stars Christina Applegate, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Kelli Garner (who was so adorable in Lars and a Real Girl) and my favorite “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s,” Charlie Day.
Check out the trailer below…
I preferred it when people had to look longingly out of a window instead of texting someone. Seems like a lot of actors, acting with their phones, which is really not very fun to watch.
The film was is supposed to be an honest “look at the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship,” but from the trailer, all I see is another, new wave, cheesy romantic comedy without much substance. That being said, there’s enough backing it for me to reserve judgment until I get to see a bit more.
What do you think? Cheesy rom-com or romantic genius?