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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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Dan Sterling (screenplay by), Liz Hannah (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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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Unlikely but not impossible. See more »

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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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:

$30,276,659, 16 June 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

Jennifer Aniston is mentioned in dialogue as having been a TV star before movies. Lisa Kudrow was her co-star in that TV show (Friends). See more »

Goofs

After Fred awakens Charlotte from her "micro-nap", they discuss the jokes he has written for her speech. During the conversation, Fred puts his laptop on Charlotte's desk. As the scene ends, Fred leaves the room without the laptop in his hands (as he was directed to make changes to the speech, he would need his laptop for that work). See more »

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Fred Flarsky: [wearing traditional Swedish dress as a joke played at his expense] I look like Cap'n Crunch's Grindr date.
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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

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References Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall (2017) See more »

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Ruff Ryders Anthem
Written by DMX (as Earl Simmons) & Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean)
Performed by DMX
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyable but predictable rom-com
29 April 2019 | by dynamiteheaddy-43387See all my reviews

A lot better than I was expecting with some funny moments and good chemistry between Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen but it doesn't break the typical rom-com formula. The plot was predictable and a couple of scenes felt out of place.


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