Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Welcome to Cinema Sound Off. We love movies!
My good friend and extraordinary writer, Lynn Rush
--and me, KM Wilsher-- visit the movies and we'll be sharing our reviews with you every
second Tuesday of the month.
GOING THE DISTANCE
FANDANGO SYOPSIS: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charliefling may just be the real thing. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Day), Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. The more Garrett's phone rings, the more his pals begin to suspect that their drinking buddy is taking the relationship a little too seriously. And they're not the only ones; Erin's sister, Corrine (Christina Applegate), is keen to ensure that her smitten sibling doesn't repeat the mistakes of her past, and she makes no attempts to sugarcoat the fact that she disapproves of the coast-to-coast romance. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and as the texting becomes more intense, both Garrett and Erin start to suspect that their summer
Lynn and I intended to review MACHETE this week. 3 minutes in, we walked out. MACHETE was more bloody and raunchy in 3 minutes than I'd ever seen in an entire movie. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I wanted MACHETE to be something else. . .not a Quenion Tarantino-like, gory-trash-comic-book flop.
HARKINS was so nice to exchange our ticket for GOING THE DISTANCE. . . ugh - HOWEVER, We left gore and raunch island (MACHETE) for Planet Tasteless (Going the Distance)
I was surprised. I love Drew in so many movies and cute Justin Long as well. I own 50 First Dates. I guess if you can wade through the F word (said by every character 2 times per line), the pot smoking scene, the phone sex scene, and Charlie Day's annoying attempt at humor (I blame the writers!), then there is a nice love story. I even found myself teary at a couple of the love scenes.
I don't have much more to say about GOING THE DISTANCE.
1 ticket –Don’t go see it. Give your ticket away
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What do you say? Have you seen it?