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Long Shot (2019)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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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

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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Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flarsky See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,128,097, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,837,291, 19 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Scheer's newscaster character makes a comment about not wanting his wife to be a female president. In real life, he is married to June Diane Raphael, who plays Maggie in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Rogen is putting on his shirt and walking into the ocean in the Philippines, his pant legs are already wet before he gets to the water. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flarsky: We did almost just die, though, right?
Charlotte Field: We totally almost just died.
Fred Flarsky: Good, so I didn't just overreact.
Charlotte Field: Oh, you totally overreacted.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Then He Kissed Me
Written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector
Performed by The Crystals
Courtesy of EMI Entertainment World, Inc., on behalf of Phil Spector Records
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Hilarious and topical
22 May 2019 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

It's fun to root for the underdog. It's also fun to watch Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron try to one up each other in vulgar jokes and funny antics. This film doesn't try to surprise you. It's more focused on sweeping you up in its layered story and sharp humor. I enjoyed seeing a seemingly one-sided film like this try to put forth a good message about compromising with those who have different views than you. You honestly have to be pretty jaded and bitter to not find some enjoyment in a feel-good story like this.


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