When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
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.
A picture of Jennifer Lawrence is shown as a comparison to Charlotte. Charlize Theron and Lawrence were both in The Burning Plain (2008) where they played older and younger versions of the same character. See more »
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 »
I've never been so scared in my entire life. And I was in an elevator with Saddam Hussein.
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Romantic comedy (though 'comedy' is being a little generous)
'He' who is a journalist, resigns and expectantly reconnects with 'her' who is the secretary of state, who happens to have her eye on the top job. The two have nothing in common, except she was his babysitter many years before.
Her popularity needs a boost, so she hires him to be her speechwriter. The film follows their various antics over the next two hours. There were some funny moments, but I' afraid that I cringed more times than I laughed. The film has some very vulgar scenes and drug taking, both sensationalised.
I can't recommend.
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