'Going' gets Labor Day date change

Aug. 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it is pushing the U.S. opening of its comedy "Going the Distance" back a week.

The Drew Barrymore-Justin Long movie will hit theaters Sept. 3, a week later than planned, Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, announced.

"Moving to the Labor Day weekend not only allows us to take advantage of the long holiday weekend, but gives us some distance from the other female-driven films releasing in August. Additionally, we have an opportunity to build more awareness and word-of-mouth for a movie we believe has strong appeal for a broad audience," Fellman said in a statement.

In the movie, Barrymore plays Erin, whose wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett, played by Long.

"Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City," the studio said in a synopsis. "But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. But despite the opposite coasts, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance."

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