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Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) meet in New York City just six weeks before she needs to return to San Francisco. Yet when their time together is up, neither wants the relationship to end. So the separated couple promises to "go the distance" for each other despite the challenges and temptations they face while apart.

Why is Going the Distance rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Going the Distance is rated R for for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Descriptive and crude sexual language.

- Buttock nudity seen in sexual situations.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and Kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Scene depicting illegal drug use for recreational purposes.