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011/05/17 Episode 74: National Lampoon's Going the Distance (2004)

Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch National Lampoon's Going the Distance (2004), aka Going the Distance, embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser

Going the Distance - the Canadian movie, not the song by Cake - has three young male friends and two young female hitchhikers going the distance on a youthful road trip to Toronto. Nick, with the help of Tyler, Dime, Jill and Sasha, must stop Trish from dating Lenny even though Jill likes Nick. This occurs onstage during the 2003 Much Music Video Awards because the movie was produced in part by the Much Music Channel (now known as Much). VJ George Stroumboulopoulos appears and our heroes travel with 2002 Much Music Award winner Swollen Members. Dime even gets to hang out backstage with Avril Lavigne and the band Gob (lucky Dime!). The ending makes the whole movie feel like one long product placement for Much.

Then, in a final fit of ironic product placement, the movie was released on DVD in the United States as National Lampoon's Going the Distance. Carl and I must watch it, because we watch all the National Lampoon movies.

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