Movie Review: Long Shot

This film is directed by Jonathan Levine and it stars Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson, Alexander Skarsgard, Bob Odenkirk and Andy Serkis.

This film follows the secretary of the U.S Charlotte (Charlize Theron) and a outspoken journalist Fred (Seth Rogen) and their relationship. This pair have known eachother since they were young and years later they meet again and sparks fly and now they must decide on how to deal with their relationship as Charlotte’s career may be negatively affected if she decides to date Fred.

What a hilarious movie!! I haven’t laughed this hard in quite some time. Rogen and Theron are phenomenal together. I don’t think I’ve recall seeing Theron in a comedy (please forgive me if she has been) and she definitely nails it. I liked the story and plot of this film as it’s definitely empowering for women. It isn’t only empowering for women for being in position of power but there is scene towards the end that made me wonder if that particular scenario is possible. It’s the typical geeky boy going for the hot girl storyline but it’s tastefully done. Although Theron’s character is a political figure, this film does a good job in not making it a political drama as it focuses on the relationship of the two lead characters. I think I enjoyed every character in this movie from the president (portrayed by Bob Odenkirk) to the best friend of Fred (portrayed by OShea Jackson). The film and television show references in this movie are not formulaic and somehow they work in this movie. Some of the scenes were visually beautiful and stunning. I do admit that the only flaw from this movie is that it may have been a bit long for me. Towards the end I was feeling it, yet again I did do a double feature and that may have had something to do with it. This is definitely one of my favorite comedies of this year. Overall a great film that I will recommend to go see it.
I give this film an 8 out of 10

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