Movies like “Going the Distance”

Erin has just six more weeks as an intern at the New York Sentinel before she returns to San Francisco. That’s fine with Garrett since he just got out of a relationship. But their relationship blossoms and it quickly becomes something that they can’t just drop in six weeks. They admit to wanting to be boyfriend/girlfriend just on opposite coasts. The distance wears on them, as with their nay-saying friends and sister, and soon they are forced to either break up or come up with a solution that has them living in the same city.

When Anja gets a full-time job after her graduation and moves into a city apartment with a friend, her highschool boyfriend Viktor is left behind and frustrated. He decides to do something about it and gets a janitor job with an apartment in the same building as Anja. Still, with his girlfriend working all day and her ex-boyfriend Peter in a nearby flat, everything is not quite right for Viktor. And it only gets worse.

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This movie follows the popular formula of the homonymous Dutch-Flemish TV series, and includes most of its main characters, either from the previous or the following seasons. On their first-ever holiday with her sister Angela and their arrogant friends Joyce and Maureen, at the beach in Spain (hence the title) the outspoken Janet meets Rens, who since a few years works there, rooming with his colleagues Tommy, Bjorn and Frida and ‘wanna-be propper’ Bart, as sexy ‘propper’ for the popular disco ‘Costa!’ – the job is to lure in customers by their sex appeal. The rivaling club ‘Empire’ looks set to win a dance competition, and with it too much clientèle. Rens soon falls for Janet, causing consternation and jealousy, but they need the couple as their best dancers. As usual the competition resorts to dirty tricks, but is beaten in the end.

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Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love – Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur’s musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus’ girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks…could the French be on to something?

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LOVE IS ALL Klaasje has divorced Dennis, who cheated on her with a school teacher. Dennis would like her back, but when she moves in with a young lover it looks as if he has missed the boat. Meanwhile, Klaasje’s best friend Simone is the pivot of her family. Her husband Ted often feels redundant and he does not have the guts to tell her that he has been laid off. Pool attendant Victor is looking forward to marrying the love of his life, Kees. But Kees has doubts and keeps his fears at bay during weekends spent ‘larping’ (Live Action Role Play). Victor’s sister Kiki, a sales assistant at department store Bijenkorf, is dreaming of a prince on a white horse. But she is unaware of the fact that a real prince, Valentijn, is crazy about her. With the arrival of a mysterious Santa Claus, all these amorous ups and downs reach a climax, while the happy endings come closer too.

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Set in New York’s gay “bear” scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise “Sex and the City,” BearCity follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps, emotionally sweet yet lusty romantic encounters and a cast of colorful, diverse characters as they gear up for a big party weekend.

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Esra working for a logistics firm lives with her best friend Didem in the same house. She realizes at the wedding of her another best friend Zeynep that she has been leading a life she never wanted to. She decides to start a new life from the following day and quits her job and parts with her boyfriend. To celebrate her decision she goes out with Didem at night. Having been drunk, Esra finds herself in someone’s car and in some stranger’s arms at the end of the night. Esra and Didem will surprisingly come together with the men they met that night again.

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Olaf “Gunn” Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted parents try to set him up with his high school sweetheart, Abby. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep unannounced, Gunn must put on a charade to keep the relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does?

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Amy is Jewish, nearing 30, single, and the successful author of “Why Love Doesn’t Work,” a self-help book for women who aren’t in love. She’s also a self-described sexorexic – she hasn’t had sex with a man in four years and has never had a “mental orgasm.” She gets plenty of advice – from her publicist, from her best friends (a married couple), from her parents, and from a priest to whom she goes to confession – so there’s lots of conflicting emotion and analysis when she starts dating Matthew Starr, a good-looking playboy who’s a popular L.A. male-chauvinist-pig radio shock jock. Each of Amy’s theories and rules is put to the test – people may not change, but can love work?

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Gray and Sam are brother and sister and best friends, flatmates in New York City, where she creates ad campaigns and he’s a surgery intern. Their social life is too insular, so they head to a dog park so Sam can, maybe, meet a woman. He does – Charlie – a zoologist new in the city; he likes her immediately, and the feeling seems mutual. As the three of them spend time together, what if Gray’s feelings for Charlie aren’t just sisterly? Not only might this explain her solitary life, but it could lead to real dilemmas – with Charlie (who’s sweet, but a bit opaque) and with Sam. No advice comes from Gray’s therapist, but a co-worker and a cab driver give theirs. Can Gray sort things out?

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Jody has arrived in Hollywood, fresh out of a New York film school with student awards in hand, and ready to get her film made. Problem is Jody can’t get a job and can’t get anybody to read her script. The only job Jody can get is as an editor at a porn production company. Still determined to get her film made, Jody attempts to use the studio’s facilities, but the repercussions if she gets caught, might be more than she can handle.

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David Collins is a commmitment-shy Los Angeles yuppie whose girlfriend of many years, advertising executive Sarah, gives him an ultimatum: commit or get out. David has two months to decide if he wants to stay with Sarah as she leaves town for a job in New York. Following the advice from his more outgoing friends, David hits the dating scene as he tries to find his one and only soul mate, a mysterious woman he sees again and again, but always gets away before he can talk to her.

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Dale Squire is a hip, quirky, independent single gal living in the glossy city of Los Angeles. After several failed attempts in quasi-relationships, Dale concludes that finding a meaningful relationship in L.A. is impossible. But being anti-social is tough for any young girl in Hollywood. With Jill’s frantic wedding right around the corner, Dale finds herself reflecting on the significance of marriage, and the mutual respect needed for a successful relationship. When Zach, a successful heartthrob rock star and old friend of Dale’s finds his way back into her life, Dale slowly starts to think that maybe finding love in L.A. is possible – the only problem is that her realization might have come too late, leaving Dale in a silent love triangle, with no way out.

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Jerry Falk and David Dobel, who meet at a business meeting, become fast friends. Their commonality is that they are both fledgling New York based comedy writers, largely writing material for stand-ups, are Jewish (although David is an atheist), and are each of bundle of different neuroses. Their big difference is that Jerry is twenty-one, while David is sixty, with forty more years worth of life experience, knowledge and neuroses. While Jerry writes full time – he also working on a novel – David has kept his day job as a public school teacher just in case. In their relationship, David becomes somewhat of Jerry’s mentor, providing advice on Jerry’s life issues, most which revolve around the fact that Jerry is a product of inertia, he having trouble leaving anyone. That’s why Jerry’s still with the one and only manager he’s ever had, Harvey Wexler. Jerry not only being Harvey’s only client (which is a testament to his effectiveness in the job), Harvey also has a 25% take as stipulated in their contract, which he wants to extend for another seven years. That’s why Jerry is still in therapy with a psychiatrist who has done him no good, and who advised Jerry to stay in therapy with him as opposed to taking a job in Los Angeles. But that not being able to leave largely applies to his love life. Jerry already has one divorce, his wife who left him. He is having problems with his current girlfriend Amanda, who he believes is the love of his life. He fell in love with her at first sight, when he was already in a cohabitational relationship with Brooke, and Amanda dating Jerry’s friend, Bob Stiles. Even after Jerry began sleeping with Amanda, he could not be up front with Brooke about the situation, he leaving her to figure out his lies. What Jerry is unable or unwilling to see is that Amanda not only manipulates him, but that he focuses on the things between them that make them truly compatible, while disregarding those many more things which make them totally incompatible. What has made their relationship more difficult of late is that her mother, who is trying to find herself, has moved in with them in their small apartment. Despite David’s unique view of life, he may be able to see Jerry and Amanda’s relationship more clearly as an objective bystander. The question becomes how much of David’s advice Jerry will take in its entirety.

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Bitti (Kriti Sanon) is a young contemporary girl in Uttar Pradesh, who works in complaint department of electricity board and is the apple of her father’s eye. Like most Indian mothers, Bitti’s mother wants to see her daughter get married to a nice man from a good family. Bitti, however, wants a husband who understands her and more importantly, who accepts her exactly the way she is. A suitor comes but after knowing his disgusting mindset, she lies about not being a virgin and gets rejected. Her mother gets irritated with constant rejections but father understands her. She gets heartbroken after hearing her parents conversation and later pours her heart out before her father who consoles and cheer her. That night she leaves her house and despite not knowing to go anywhere takes a train. Meanwhile, for time pass she also buys a book from the platform. She feels she has found that special someone when she reads a book called ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and finds herself described and accepted in the pages of the book. She returns to her home same night. She longs to meet the writer and thus one day decides to search for the supposed writer of the book, Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar Rao) She, along with her best friend Rama, goes back to the same book store from where she had brought that book and asks about its writer. The owner, in turn, takes her name and address to inform them in case he gets the writer. The book shop owner leads her to Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann Khurana), who owns a printing press and who helped publish the book. What Bitti doesn’t know, is that Chirag is, in fact, the true author of the book. The bookshop owner, also the best friend of Chirag, knew that he is the actual writer. Chirag wrote that book 5 years ago, when he had a heartbreak when his girlfriend Bubbly married someone else. He wrote that book describing his girlfriend Bubbly and their love story. But since giving his own name as the writer might destroy his ex-girlfriend’s reputation, he coaxes his other meek so-called friend “Pritam Vidrohi” to have his name as the writer of the book. Vidrohi agrees but gets so scared of the possible future scenarios, that he leaves the city without telling anyone. 5 years gone, that no one had purchased a single copy of that book except Bitti on that day. Bitti tries to get Vidrohi’s whereabouts from Chirag but Chirag successfully manages to agree her on writing letters to that writer instead meeting personally. She writes letters, give it to Chirag to send it to Vidrohi and Chirag answer it for her as he is the original writer. In the meantime, both becomes good friends. But now Bitti is getting upset that despite repeated requests Vidrohi is not agreeing to meet her, and requests Chirag to arrange a meeting just once. Chirag agrees and as he has fallen for Bitti and decides to tell her the truth, that he is the actual writer. But later he learns that Bitti’s mother hates that writer for spoiling their daughter’s mind and thus decides not to tell the truth, instead search for Vidrohi and make him the scapegoat. They hunt down Vidrohi, who now works as a salesman in a saree shop and blackmails him to do as per their wish else they will tell his mother that he is a mere salesman not some big manager as she thinks. Vidrohi reluctantly agrees. They give a makeover to him and teaches him to behave, look and act exactly opposite of Bitti’s liking. On first meet with Bitti, she gets repelled by Vidrohi but her friend Rama gets impressed by him. But on second meet, Vidrohi impresses Bitti’s parents, irritating Chirag. Chirag also misleads Bitti’s parents by informing them that Vidrohi is a divorcee. Chirag tries to help Vidrohi propose to Rama as he wants to get Vidrohi out of the way but Vidrohi comes to know from Rama about Chirag’s lies to Bitti’s parents. So he decides to really woo Bitti and this irritates Chirag but later on he realizes that Bitti has fallen for Vidrohi. So he decides to help Vidrohi get married to Bitti. He writes a final letter about his true feelings for Bitti and informs Vidrohi to read it aloud in everyone’s presence on the marriage day. Vidrohi cannot do so as his voice is groggy on that day hence Chirag himself reads the letter and finally Bitti agrees to marry Chirag after explaining that Vidrohi had informed her about the real author of Barielly ki Barfi. Finally Chirag marries Bitti and they live happily ever after.

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The healthy living philosophies of an ultra-positive gym owner, Trevor, played by Guy Pearce, is tested against his employee Kat’s more pragmatic approach, played by Cobie Smulders. It doesn’t help that the two have slept together and he harbours lingering feelings for her. Her unresolved anger threatens to ruin the gym’s relationship with a wealthy new client, Danny, played by Kevin Corrigan. Matters are further jeopardized when Trevor, trying to smooth the situation, gives way to his own emotions instead. In spite of their best efforts, neither is able to truly move on. The business risk Trevor is in too deep to back away from and the uncertainty of something more with Kat threatens to profoundly impact both their lives.

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Is there room in Manhattan for a decent kid? Can a young woman see past a cad to true love? Paul, from rural upstate, comes to New York City for college. To keep his scholarship, he must study hard and do well. That makes him a loser to his partying roommates who connive to kick him out of their suite. He’s assigned a room in an animal hospital. In class he meets Dora, a pretty coed who needs a job to pay for school, and who’s the very young lover of their sarcastic and selfish lit professor. When Dora is slipped some drugs at a party, Paul nurses her back to health, and a friendship follows. For Paul, though, it’s more than friendly feelings. Can they work things out for them to become a truly lucky couple?

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