Long Shot

Long Shot

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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
ComedyRomance
92%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

Awful

Went to see it on the strength of the reviews only to find myself completely underwhelmed, nay bored. Charlize Theron is stunning though, it must be said.

1.0
0

Great Laugh

Not what I was expecting, I loved it!! Great movie.

4.0
0

Turned out to be a winner

I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie. I like Seth Rogen but wasn't expecting to love this movie. The movie starts off with an unlikely combination of an idealistic journalist who looks like he still lives in his parents basement (he doesn't) and his former babysitter whom he had a crush on who's now running for the Presidency. The stars are...

4.0
0

Best in a long time!

Not normally one for 'Rom-Coms' this blew me away! Funny! Good plot! Great actors & Actresses. Thoroughly recommended!

5.0
0

Oh boy!

A really good movie. The actors have great chemistry. Great jokes, a bit of action, lots of fun!

4.0
0

A lot of laughs!

A fun, entertaining and hilarious rom-com. Rogen and Theron are great together, supported by the surprisingly hilarious Alexander Skarsgård, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr and newcomer Ravi Patel. Some fantastic topical humour in there, that doesn't shy away from poking fun at the current political situation in the US. Recommend,

4.0
0

Not your ordinary Rom-Com

Think about "something about Mary" + "The west wing" and you have got "Long Shot" Its funny with a strong female lead, Seth Rogan never fails to delivery of course, and he is up to his usual self and jokes. Great feel good movie with a few hilarious bits in between

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

Awful

Went to see it on the strength of the reviews only to find myself completely underwhelmed, nay bored. Charlize Theron is stunning though, it must be said.

1.0
0

Great Laugh

Not what I was expecting, I loved it!! Great movie.

4.0
0

Turned out to be a winner

I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie. I like Seth Rogen but wasn't expecting to love this movie. The movie starts off with an unlikely combination of an idealistic journalist who looks like he still lives in his parents basement (he doesn't) and his former babysitter whom he had a crush on who's now running for the Presidency. The stars are...

4.0
0

Best in a long time!

Not normally one for 'Rom-Coms' this blew me away! Funny! Good plot! Great actors & Actresses. Thoroughly recommended!

5.0
0

Oh boy!

A really good movie. The actors have great chemistry. Great jokes, a bit of action, lots of fun!

4.0
0

A lot of laughs!

A fun, entertaining and hilarious rom-com. Rogen and Theron are great together, supported by the surprisingly hilarious Alexander Skarsgård, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr and newcomer Ravi Patel. Some fantastic topical humour in there, that doesn't shy away from poking fun at the current political situation in the US. Recommend,

4.0
0

Not your ordinary Rom-Com

Think about "something about Mary" + "The west wing" and you have got "Long Shot" Its funny with a strong female lead, Seth Rogan never fails to delivery of course, and he is up to his usual self and jokes. Great feel good movie with a few hilarious bits in between

4.0
0