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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

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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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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 | French | Russian

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:

$27,128,097, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,837,291, 19 May 2019
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Scheer's newscaster character makes a comment about not wanting his wife to be a female president. In real life, he is married to June Diane Raphael, who plays Maggie in this film. See more »

Goofs

Referring to Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, Charlotte says "I couldn't believe khaleesi's dragon came out as a White Walker!". Actually, Viserion was reanimated as a wight, not as a White Walker. See more »

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[as Fred is talking about the Northern Lights, Charlotte notices that his voice is becoming choked]
Charlotte Field: Are you crying?
Fred Flarsky: [sheepishly] ... It's pretty.
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Really Not That Funny And Just No Chemistry
30 April 2019 | by martimusrossSee all my reviews

Long Shot

I so desperately wanted to like this comedy, it was a carefully worked out script, I did laugh in places, both Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen gave it their all, we had a good ensemble played especially well by Alexander Skarsgard and Andy Serkis that really raised this movie up albeit fleetingly.

So what was it I didn't like!

Both Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen were totally miscast, her icy Nordic look really does not lend itself to comedy or indeed romance, and his nerdy idiot principled persona just grated. The two of them trying to inject some life into this dead horse of a relationship just didn't work as there just was no believable chemistry and I am not even clear if these actors like each other.

If you can suspend any critical faculties you have for 2 hours and 5 minutes then you may enjoy this movie, I was mildly entertained whilst I watched it but just felt cheated afterwards.


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