Long Shot

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A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that's further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.



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Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for... well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.


Charlize Theron
as Charlotte Field
Seth Rogen
as Fred Flarsky
Andy Serkis
as Parker Wembley
June Diane Raphael
as Maggie Millikin
Bob Odenkirk
as President Chambers
Alexander Skarsgård
as Prime Minister James Steward
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  • Aug 25, 2019
    Oddly mild and politically centrist-affirming for a movie about a woman who spends the majority of the movie trying to enact a climate-benefit policy. Also kind of exists in this weird in-between purgatory world where it's "so woke" and "not like those other RomComs where the guy gets the hot girl just because" but is simultaneously like... The slovenly ~nice guy~ still gets this political powerhouse stunner of a woman by the power of... Being himself? I guess. It's a very half measures movie, is what I'm saying. Moves towards one set of things but can't leave the other set behind. And so a movie with this middling a perspective, of course, gets the middling-est of ratings. Charlize is a fuckin' champ in this though, absolutely runs the show.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2019
    The genre has been done to death, but Rogen and Theron manage to squeeze something out of nothing here. The film is funny and fitting for Rogen's style of humour. It is a shame they released this film in the midst of all the action films, basically rendering this film invisible to the public. I'm sure it will find an audience from streaming and it does deserve some kudos for at least being crafty with the pop culture jokes. 18/08/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2019
    The movie fizzles out at the exact moment it should be more daring both as a romantic comedy and a (sort of) political commentary. Theron deserves better.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2019
    Five stars for Theron minus two stars for obnoxious Rogen and his jizzed beard. For the most part mildly entertaining but way too many f bombs for my taste. Liked JD Raphael too. (5-11-19)
    John C Super Reviewer

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