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Long Shot (2019)

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

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Jonathan Levine

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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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:

$22,323,046, 16 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,936,261, 12 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Charlotte Field: I've never been so scared in my entire life. And I was in an elevator with Saddam Hussein.
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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

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

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It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Written by Christine Yarian (as Christine Perren) & Freddie Perren
Performed by Boyz II Men
Courtesy of MSM Music Group, Inc.
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Long Shot - Two hours? Felt like longer!
5 May 2019 | by brankovranjkovicSee all my reviews

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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