Long Shot

Long Shot

Long Shot

Rom-com sees Seth Rogen as an unemployed journalist who finds himself unexpectedly working for his old babysitter (Charlize Theron), now US Secretary of State, and falling for her in the process. Jonathan Levine (The Wackness, The Night Before) directs.

When investigative journalist Fred Flarsky (Rogen) is laid off, his best friend Lance (O'Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton) sets out to cheer him up by taking him out to get wasted at a charity event. There he runs into Secretary of State Charlotte Field (Theron), and makes a jackass of himself. Then again, he also makes an impression, and soon Flarsky is travelling the world with Field as her speechwriter. As the pair begin to get to know each other better, the first signs of romance flourish, but with Flarsky way out of his league, and Field harbouring presidential ambitions, the odds are against them.

2019Rating: M, Coarse language, sex and drug use125 minsUSA
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Forget Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron being an unlikely romantic pairing in Long Shot—the thing I really did not see coming was that I would love the absolute hell out of this rom-com. Utterly unrelated to that previous sentence, for the love of God can cinemas please do something about the dust that got in my eyes (surely the only conceivable explanation for watery eyeballs each of the times I saw Long Shot, which in a weird double coincidence seemed to happen during specific scenes of swelling emotion).

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Variety

Variety

More creepy than romantic, more chauvinist than empowered - and in all fairness, funnier and more entertaining than any comedy in months...

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Time Out

Time Out

Eventually, a phoniness takes root in the script (credited to Dan Sterling and The Post's Liz Hannah), which morphs from scoring feminist points against a thinly veiled Fox News to selling out its Charlotte just when she needs her courage the most.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Long Shot is a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that will have audiences howling in shock and awwww.

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Stuff

Stuff

A razor-sharp political satire and the best rom-com since 2017's The Big Sick, Long Shot is also a love letter to the early 1990s.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Romance aside, this is a comedy first and foremost, and an extremely appealing one at that. It's Rogen's funniest film since This Is The End, and Theron proves herself a very game partner-in-comedy.

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Newshub

Newshub

It's a refreshing and dare I say it potentially a timely prick to many an undiagnosed bias.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Very funny whatever you think of its more old-fashioned notions, the picture will charm many viewers who can set implausibility aside for a while; it's certainly the most commercial film yet by The Wackness director Levine.

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