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.
I feel I should start out this review with a little PSA: If you scare easily, do not allow your vindictive gorehound friends to sweet-talk you into going to this movie. It ain't frickin' Gothika. It's a horror film made for horror fans by somebody who knows what he's doing. It will scare the living shit out of you if you're not properly desensitized to this type of thing. And for the rest of us? It's still effectively scary! I jumped in my seat, I laughed a lot, I thought I might vomit a few times -- to sum it up, I had a fantastic time. This is the measure of a successful horror film, friends.