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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

Writers:

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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Feel something different. See more »

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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Trivia

Field and Fred are watching Captain America: Winter Soldier and later, Lance yells "Wakanda Forever" (referencing Black Panther). Andy Serkis, who plays Wembley, was a part of the Marvel Universe in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther, playing Ulysses Klaue. See more »

Goofs

When Fred walks down the stairs after getting a makeover, Charlotte looks back and spits water. Before Fred walks down, Charlotte can be seen opening the bottle but does not drink any water as she is talking. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fred Flarsky: Oh, boy!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 45 in D Major, K.95: I Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Mainz Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Gunter Kehr
Courtesy of Vox Classics and Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Don't let the killjoys ruin it
28 May 2019 | by hackettfSee all my reviews

I hate romcoms, I find them shallow and boring. I'm not a big Rogan fan either. However, moderately enjoyed this one.

It wasn't great, but the jokes worked and didn't work too hard to get a chuckle. There was a bit of preaching about ideologies, but it was necessary for some of the jokes and plot to play. The climax (literally) gag was a bit unexpected, but it, again, wasn't gratuitous once the point was made. Overall, I liked it.


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USA | Canada | Colombia

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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