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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