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.
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.
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.
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.
The light blue retro sports jacket Seth Rogen is wears in the movie, was used in the 80's by a Belgian athletics club. Written on the jacket is "Looise A.V." which means Looise Atletiek Vereniging. They were sponsored by ASLK, a Belgian bank that no longer exists. 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 »
[as Fred is talking about the Northern Lights, Charlotte notices that his voice is becoming choked]
Are you crying?
... It's pretty.
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Long Shot is another win for both Charlize and Seth. They prove to be a charming underdog couple that you want to route for. The way they got together played true to real life. Believe it or not these two have chemistry and I really enjoyed watching them together. Charlize is the funniest I've ever seen her as a surprisingly down to earth Secretary of State. Seth Rogan is the most charming I've ever seen him. They really use these actors strengths that probably don't get featured too often in their other films. The movie starts off a bit slow but once the two characters come together it really shines! It doesn't take the same roads as most romantic comedies do and will surprise you. I hope you all enjoy this movie. I highly recommend.
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