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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.

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish | French

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$52,854,588
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are several discussions of it being rare for actors to successfully transition from TV to films. Seth Rogen himself did a very mild variation of this: his first role was in Freaks and Geeks. See more »

Goofs

When Fred walks down the stairs after getting a makeover, Charlotte looks back and spits water. Before Fred walks down, Charlotte can be seen opening the bottle but does not drink any water as she is talking. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fred Flarsky: Oh, boy!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) See more »

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Word Up!
Written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of Island Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unexpectadly great fun
26 July 2019 | by carlos-piresSee all my reviews

I never liked Seth Rogen's performances very much. It kinda breaks the 3rd wall, that nonchalant loser act. But the matter of fact is that this guy is a really great actor. He shines so much that at times he actually manages to eclipse that gorgeous blond bombshell. Yes, Charlize Theron is a great actress, but if you want to see her really shine in a comedy then go watch her amazing job in "Gringo" (2018). This movie is great fun, and it was a pleasant surprise that it was so good. Everything about it is good in the right measure, from supporting cast to script, dialogue, locations, etc.


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