Long Shot
Director: 
Jonathan Levine
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
120 mins
Cast: 
Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael

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 glamorous 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.

"'Long Shot' is a major win for Levine, Rogen, and Theron, who defied the odds to deliver an instantly re-watchable hit. It’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s smart, it’s topical, and, above all, it’s exactly what some people need right now." - Consequence of Sound

"It’s a consistent laugh out loud comedy with a big heart that should please all kinds of audiences (and the rare rom-com aimed at both women and men and not just either or). 'Long Shot' isn’t your typical Seth Rogen stoner comedy (not that those aren’t great) and is all the better for it." - The Playlist

"Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen transform Long Shot's familiar rom-com story into a memorable and funny movie." - IGN 

"With a giddy irreverence and a cavalcade of stupendous comedic performers, 'Long Shot' is outrageously funny." - The Guardian