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Can a Drew Barrymore Rom Com Succeed Without Adam Sandler? I Think So

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 21, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 21, 2010 |

Here is the super cute, super adorable trailer for Going the Distance, a long-distance romantic comedy starring on-again, off-again real-life couple Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. If it succeeds, and the trailer suggests that it may be one of the better studio romantic comedy offerings in recent memory, it may do so on the strength of the supporting cast, which includes Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Christina Applegate.

It really is super cute and super adorable, too. Probably a little too much so for some of you. But I’m optimistic, which is something I haven’t been about a studio romantic comedy in a very long time. It helps, too, that director Nanette Burnstein comes from an indie background, as is probably apparent by the lack of pratfalls in the trailer.

Indeed, I think you might be able to love a Drew Barrymore rom-com without feeling guilty about it this time.

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