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Drew Barrymore’s “Going the Distance” moved back one week

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Those hoping to go “The Distance” with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long will have to wait just a little bit longer.

Warner Bros. announced that it will push the relationship comedy’s opening back one week, to Sept. 3, or Labor Day Weekend.

“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,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution. “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.”

In the film, Barrymore and Long play a new couple who must contend with the grind of a long-distance relationship. Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate co-star in the comedy, which is directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (“On the Ropes”).

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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