Long Shot

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"Unlikely but not impossible."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 6.8  (120,578)
  • 67

Long Shot is a 2019 romantic comedy directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, and June Diane Raphael. The movie revolves around Fred Flarsky (Rogen), a talented but unprofessional journalist who reunites with his childhood crush and former babysitter, Charlotte Field (Theron), who has since become one of the most influential women in the world as the U.S. Secretary of State.

When Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter as she prepares for her challenging campaign to become the first female President of the United States, their unplanned romance emerges amidst a backdrop of international diplomacy and high politics, causing them to question whether they can maintain their relationship while working together on her campaign.

The plot of the movie focuses on some of the most controversial issues of international politics, such as climate change, corporate media, freedom of speech, and women’s empowerment. The screenplay, written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah, balances a comedy that is both silly and sharp, plain and sharp-witted. This movie is anything but predictable, and the audience can expect a mix of humor, political commentary, and romance.

The chemistry between the two leads is undeniable. Charlize Theron is stunning as the beautiful and accomplished Charlotte Field, her character is confident and has a powerful presence. Seth Rogen is witty and hilarious as Fred Flarsky, who is charming in his disheveledness, and delivers some of the funniest lines in the movie. The supporting cast is also strong, with June Diane Raphael playing Charlotte's smart and ambitious chief of staff, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing Fred's best friend.

Visually, the movie is stunning, with beautiful cinematography that features bright colors and stylish imagery. The locations include a mix of international capitals and diplomatic meeting rooms, lavish parties, and cozy homes, all with an excellent sense of detail and authenticity. The soundtrack is upbeat and modern, featuring some classic love songs that add emotion to the romantic moments between the two leads.

One of the most remarkable things about Long Shot is the way the film tackles the issue of gender and equality without becoming preachy. Charlotte’s campaign to become the first female president and her efforts to combat climate change speak volumes about the importance of gender and environmental issues in global affairs. The movie’s core message is that love and mutual respect transcend societal differences and prejudices, and that working together can solve even the most significant challenges that our world faces.

Long Shot is a charming and funny romantic-comedy that will keep you entertained from start to finish. It has everything you could want from a great movie, from great performances by bold and hilarious actors and an engaging mix of humor and substance. The movie packs a punch with its genuine portrayal of global issues, while maintaining a light-hearted and fun tone throughout. It’s an intelligent and entertaining film that is sure to be a pleaser for all audiences.

Long Shot is a 2019 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 67.

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