Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

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Jonathan Levine

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Dan Sterling (screenplay by), Liz Hannah (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Charlotte Field
Seth Rogen ... Fred Flarsky
June Diane Raphael ... Maggie Millikin
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Lance
Ravi Patel ... Tom
Bob Odenkirk ... President Chambers
Andy Serkis ... Parker Wembley
Randall Park ... Boss
Tristan D. Lalla ... Agent M
Alexander Skarsgård ... Prime Minister James Steward
Aladeen Tawfeek ... Bharath
Nathan Morris Nathan Morris ... Nathan Morris
Wanya Morris ... Wanya Morris
Shawn Stockman ... Shawn Stockman
Isla Dowling Isla Dowling ... Katarina Prudence Wembley

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Storyline

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 glamourous 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.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen and Bob Odenkirk all appeared in different seasons of Arrested Development. Odenkirk for one episode, as Lindsay & Tobias' marriage counsellor, in Season 1, Theron as Michael Bluth's love interest in Season 3 and Seth Rogen as a young George Bluth in Season 4. See more »

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At the beginning of the first travel scene, there is an in-flight, outside shot of a four-engine, two-deck Boeing 747, the type used for Air Force One. At the end of that flight, Charlotte steps off a smaller, twin-engine Boeing 757, the type usually flown by the Secretary of State. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flarsky: I feel like maybe you want me to kiss you right now but I don't want to make the same stupid mistake I made 25 years ago.
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Crazy Credits

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

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References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »

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I'm on Fire
Written & Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Too good!
4 August 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 7/10

Smart, goofy and super entertaining.

Seth and Charlize have a great chemistry and everyone else is on-point too. I strongly recommend that you push play on this laugh-out-loud yet intelligent rom-com.

Good natured fun and an overall beautiful movie!


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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,740,064, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$30,316,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,873,809
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2.35 : 1
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