Going the Distance is a romantic comedy built on an uncomfortable foundation -- it stars two people who have dated in real life -- that tries way too hard, and fails in a lot of areas. For one thing, it's more of a list of one-liners than a romance, and its one-dimensional couple is really only in it to give their jokey friends a reason for existing, and that's only two of the many things that are bad about this movie. But there is one thing that is not bad about this movie: it's honestly pretty funny. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Will Ferrell, did you read my review of your latest moviefilm and feel that you needed to redeem yourself in my eyes? That is so considerate of you, you big lug! Why else would you and Adam McKay announce you were in the midst of creating a follow-up to the dumb-larious Anchorman just after I made the assertion that of all your various cinematic man-child incarnations, Ron Burgundy was the bestest?