Going The Distance

Synopsis: Erin has just six more weeks as an intern at the New York Sentinel before she returns to San Francisco. That's fine with Garrett since he just got out of a relationship. But their relationship blossoms and it quickly becomes something that they can't just drop in six weeks. They admit to wanting to be boyfriend/girlfriend just on opposite coasts. The distance wears on them, as with their nay-saying friends and sister, and soon they are forced to either break up or come up with a solution that has them living in the same city.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Nanette Burstein
Production: New Line Cinema
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

For us to push back from the gate...

...make sure seatbelts are fastened...

...tray tables in their locked position,

and your luggage is completely stowed.

We'd like to thank you all for flying with us.

Welcome aboard....

Flight 82 to San

Francisco is ready for boarding at Gate...

Flight 63

to New York now boarding at Gate 41...

If you'd like to make a call...

- So...

- So...

- Happy birthday.

- Oh!

Thank you...

...for the takeout.


It's the least I could do.

It's your birthday.

- Heh. So?

- Oh, yeah, right.

But Dan's home

so we gotta go to the bedroom.

Oh. Are we done in here?

Yeah, well, we finished eating.


I just thought

that this might be a great moment...

...for you to give me my gift.

Oh, sh*t.

Amy, I didn't get you anything.

You told me that you didn't want me

to get you anything.

What's happening? Oh, God.

- Are you crying?

- No.

I have missed something here, baby.

So you wanted a present?


I tell you not to get me something...

...so you want to get me something

really great...

...because I'm the girlfriend

that didn't ask for anything.

What? Okay, you know what, let's go.

I'll get you something now.

It is not about the goddamn gift.

It just was about the gift.

When did it become not about the gift?

It's bigger than this.

It's a combination of a lot of things.

I've invested so much in this relationship

and I don't feeI like you're doing the same.

I don't even know if you're into this.

Are you?

- Sure.

- Oh, my God.

Ah, Amy, come on.

- Don't even think about calling me again.

- Oh, Jesus. Amy, wait, wait, wait.

I should not call you

or I should want to call you?

Okay, so it means what it means. Good.

- Ow! Oh, my God. Mother b*tch.

- Erin, you're late.

Thanks, Brandy.

I almost forgot why I was running.

Did he use the red pen with you guys?


- Well, it's impressive reporting.

- Thank you.


needs to be completely restructured.

And a spellcheck wouldn't hurt.

"MunincibaI" courthouse?

Not sure where that is.

Thank you, ladies.

- Where are you going?

- I'm 31. I'm an intern.

- I'm going to get wasted.

- Oh, I'm so in.

Let's go.

I'd love a copilot. Look at this sh*t.

Oh, my God, he bled on it.

I still can't believe

she broke up with me.

- Of course she did, dumb-ass.

- Because I didn't get a gift?

It's not the gift.

- Don't think it's the gift.

- It's not.

How does everyone except me

know it's not about the gift?

- Oh. Dude, are you kidding me?

- All right, hang on a second, man.

I get it, all right?

It's a tough thing to get dumped.

You get upset, you go to your room,

you turn off all the lights...

...you light a candle

and you just, like you know...

...go to that deep emotionaI place

where you're like :

- Is that really how you cry?


Are you going through that?

Have you cried?

- Uh, I didn't cry. I've never cried like that.

- I cry like that all the time.

I've only really cried over a girI

in, like, high schooI, maybe.

I don't know.

Maybe you weren't into that chick.

Because I didn't cry, it means I'm not-

No, I liked her. Of course I liked her.

And we were good together.

I don't know what happened.

- I don't know what happened.

Aw, dude.

- This happens every time.

- What?

You get in a relationship

but you don't fully commit.

You never have,

not since I've known you.

The girI figures that out and she splits.

And then we have to sit here

and listen to you be surprised about that.

- Over and over again. This happens a lot.

- All the time.

It's not true. It happens occasionally.

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Geoff LaTulippe

Geoff LaTulippe is an American screenwriter and film director best known as the writer of the 2010 film Going the Distance. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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