Going the Distance parents guide

Going the Distance Parent Guide

Release date September 3, 2010

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? The MPA rated Going the Distance R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.

Run Time: 102 minutes

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Going the Distance
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is Going the Distance rated R? Going the Distance is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.

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.

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Cast and Crew

Going the Distance is directed by Nanette Burstein and stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Going the Distance movie is November 30, 2010. Here are some details…

Going The Distance is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on November 30, 2010.

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In Sleepless in Seattle, a woman from the eastern United States falls in love with a man she has never meet who lives on the west coast. Drew Barrymore plays another character with a challenged romantic relationship in Fever Pitch. And Justin Long tries to capture the attention of a young woman who is involved with her car in Herbie Fully Loaded.