DVD: Going The Distance (15)

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Long distance relationships aren't all heartbreak in Burstein's rom-com. They're tedious and cringe-inducing, but, most of all, they're funny, too.

Drew Barrymore plays Erin, a 31 year-old party girl who's struggling to get a break into journalism. She's a summer intern at a New York newspaper when she meets Garrett (Justin Long), a record company A&R man. They enjoy no-strings dating, but when it's time to say goodbye, they realise they want a relationship. Far from being a tiresome pine-fest, their desperate attempts to bridge the gap, with YouTube clips and phone- sex offers, is laugh-out-loud humour. It's a fun date movie, with great cameos and a lot of charm.

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