“A comedy about meeting each other halfway.”
- Going the Distance
When I first saw the preview for this film, I knew it was something I definitely wanted to see. Though, I was a bit up in the air as to whether or not it was worth it to see in the movies or better to hold off as a rental.
As it turns out, I went to go see it recently at the movies. It was an “ok” type of film. But, it wasn’t really the great story I had hoped for.
Basically, the concept of the movie touches upon the choices you make and how those choices can affect your life. One of the main themes of the film has to do with dealing with the choice between a career (money) and love. And, when it comes down to it – which choice is better? And, which will make you happy?
Of course, in the film both of the main characters, Erin (played by Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (played by Justin Long), really didn’t want to make that choice – they wanted both the career (money) and love to both work out. Though, when faced between which to take – things didn’t go the way they had hoped.
Though, there was one thing they failed to consider when making choices – their emotions. And, emotions are a part of us. No matter how much we try sometimes to base our decisions to be as objective as possible, our emotions are what makes us human.
As for the movie itself, it was entertaining and had some funny moments. The storyline did resemble a few other films I’ve seen in the past. And, it was a bit predictable.
Though, there was a point in the film where I thought it would end. To my surprise, it didn’t end and kept going. In a way, I was a bit relieved – if it ended at this point it would have been a disappointment.
(Note: For those who have seen the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I was just a bit surprised that it didn’t end at that point in the movie because it really seemed that it would).
Overall, I would say this is an “ok” movie. It wasn’t horrible but at the same time it wasn’t the greatest. I would say this is a movie best to watch as a rental for those times when you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy type of film.
Happy movie watching!
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