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Charlie Day, Christina Applegate Are Going the Distance With Drew and Justin

Two of TV's funniest comedic actors (in my opinion) are joining up with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long for the romantic comedy Going the Distance. The movie focuses on long-distance relationships, with Drew and Justin playing the main duo. Christina Applegate and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day will play supporting characters: Day will take the role of "Long's best friend while Applegate is Barrymore's sister." Barrymore and Applegate as sisters is a little hard to buy, but OK. I like all these actors and can't wait to see how they interact.

I'm especially interested to see Charlie Day on the big screen. Due to Always Sunny's demanding schedule, none of the main actors on the FX comedy have done much film work. Day explained, "I couldn't just up and take [the role]. I had to sit down with the guys and work out a schedule and say, 'If you're comfortable, I'm going to be doing a bit of flying back and forth.' . . . It has to be very interesting for us to bow out of our responsibility and pass the buck." So I'm going to go ahead and assume that if Going the Distance qualifies as "very interesting" by Charlie Day's standards, it's gotta be pretty dang good. Right?

Always Sunny photo courtesy of FX, Samantha Who? photo copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

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