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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 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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Trivia

Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen and Bob Odenkirk all appeared in different seasons of Arrested Development. Odenkirk for one episode, as Lindsay & Tobias' marriage counsellor, in Season 1, Theron as Michael Bluth's love interest in Season 3 and Seth Rogen as a young George Bluth in Season 4. See more »

Goofs

Between 23:14 and 23:28, Fred goes up the same steps three times. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Close to Me (Closer Mix)
Written by Robert Smith
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Fiction Records / Polydor Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Eight for a forgotten genre
18 July 2019 | by bjpafaSee all my reviews

Congratulations. Romantic comedy, serious derivatives. Nice cast, hilarious and moving scenes, not a shallow piece of art. Because it's a fairy tale, and we want to belive. Even when one denies it all. Try it again. I was lucky to have chosen to watch. We have to insist on this kind of midfull, light approach to serious issues. Au revoir.


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Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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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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2.35 : 1
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