I won some passes to see an advanced screening of Drew Barrymore's Going The Distance. It is a romantic comedy about the long distance relationship between Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long). Garrett lives in New York City and Erin in San Francisco. They meet in New York where Erin was interning. Despite the fact that neither were looking for a long term relationship, they eventually fall in love after spending six weeks together after which Erin had to return back to San Fran. They both decide that they want their relationship to continue and keep in touch with each other. However, friends, family and jobs start to get in the way and only seeing each other every three months begins to strain their long-distance relationship. But these two love-birds are determined to make it work because they think what they found in each other may be the real thing.

Overall it was a very funny movie. Most jokes revolve around the sexual kind though. Justin Long seemed to get naked a lot. Besides that, Erin and Garrett showed real chemistry together and even when they were not.

Going the Distance opens in theatres September 3rd, 2010.
"Throw your heart ahead of you and run up to catch it." - ancient Arab proverb

This was the premise of film Cemetery Junction; a film set in the 1970s about living and chasing your passions. Cemetery Junction is a small town were most people just work in a factory and many never aspire to do any more than that. The film focuses on Freddy and his two friends who like all young men, like to get into trouble. Freddy however wants to do more than work in a factory, so he takes a job as a insurance salesman. An old childhood friends turns up and they both start to feel an attraction to each other, however she is engaged to his co-worker. The rest of the film focuses on self-discovery of the three boys.

Not a bad movie. I always feel that The movies that I've been watching seem to telling me to just go out and DO things instead of waiting for things to happen. These boys were like that. They were just waiting. Always say they are going to leave their town but never getting around to doing it.
I went to a pre-screening Eat Pray Love tonight. Eat Pray Love is about a woman named Liz Gilbert who goes through some life crisis where she doesn't know who she is anymore and loses any enjoyment she might have had in life. So she decides to take a year long vacation to Italy, India and Bali find herself. Along the way she finds friends and love and discovers how to live again.

I thought the movie was ok. I haven't read the book so I can't say for sure how closely the movie follows it. This movie makes me want to go back to Italy and visit India and Bali also. Watching it definitely makes me reexamine my own life. What am I doing with my life? What do I want to do? I know one thing, if I don't start DOING my life will remain the same. Nothing will change unless I change it. Maybe I'll start by reading the book. LOL

Eat Pray Love comes out in theaters on Friday. Go watch it.