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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

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

Gross USA:

$30,316,271

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,749,517
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ongoing joke with Bob Odenkirk's character is how it's very rare for actors to make the transition from television to film. In fact, there a number of big name actors who've made the transition from film to television. Such as; Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Michael J. Fox, John Travolta, Tim Allen, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Aniston (who's mentioned in one scene), Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Steve Carell (whom Seth Rogen starred in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) with), John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, George Clooney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa McCarthy, Adam Sandler and most of all Seth Rogen. See more »

Goofs

Between 23:14 and 23:28, Fred goes up the same steps three times. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flarsky: I got fucked, man.
Lance: Yeah, you got fucked like a stepmom on Pornhub.
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Crazy Credits

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

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

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Moon River
Written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Performed by Frank Ocean
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Don't let the killjoys ruin it
28 May 2019 | by hackettfSee all my reviews

I hate romcoms, I find them shallow and boring. I'm not a big Rogan fan either. However, moderately enjoyed this one.

It wasn't great, but the jokes worked and didn't work too hard to get a chuckle. There was a bit of preaching about ideologies, but it was necessary for some of the jokes and plot to play. The climax (literally) gag was a bit unexpected, but it, again, wasn't gratuitous once the point was made. Overall, I liked it.


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