“Long Shot” Movie Review

Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is the hard-charging politically savvy United States Secretary of State (or as her idiot President boss says his “secretary”).

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a tell-the-truth journalist fighting against big media when the small independent newspaper he works for gets bought out by big media in the name of Parker Wembley (an unrecognizable Andy Serkis, but, then again, what else is new?).

Charlotte wants to run for President.

Fred quits his job.

Fred’s college best friend, Lance (O’Shea Jackson, Jr), takes Fred out to get fucked up (remember this is a Seth Rogen movie). At the party, Fred sees Charlotte, and Charlotte sees him.

Fred runs, but, the Secret Service finds him and tells him that The Secretary of State wants to talk with him.

It turns out that Charlotte used to babysit for Fred, and there were sparks even though they were 3 years apart in age (16 and 13). We then get a lot of info about a “13 year old’s boner” (remember this is a Seth Rogen movie), and Charlotte’s idealistic environmental activism.

The sparks are still there.

To find out what happens, you will have to rent the movie. 🙂

“Long Shot” is a raunchy (F-words fly, drugs, drinking), sexy, fun, fast, even heartwarming, rom-com. Making fun of the current Orange idiot in the White House runs throughout the movie (making it sooooo much more fun). Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron have a lot of chemistry and both are terrific.

There is a nice message: Be yourself and don’t compromise on what you think is right.

Well worth the time and money to rent.

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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