Movie Review - Long Shot
Long Shot - Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and opinionated journalist with an affinity for writing about the injustices of the world. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women leaders 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,considering how Fred writes about all the wrongs in the world that Charlotte works within.
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 advisers. 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.
The movie was filled with many hilarious situations, and had us truly laughing at the subtle and blunt humor. It was an inevitable and typical story where the romance between the two unlikely characters takes place. The movie comes to the climax as the unlikely individual compromises on their stated beliefs and leads to the disappointment and withdrawal from the other.
Although the plot is predictable, and the story lacking in layers that the setting offers, It offered many opportunities to laugh. It was a little disappointing that in a movie where such high standards and morals are promoted that the double standards of drug use and drunkenness are highly praised and glamorized.
Adult 3 out 5
Teens 2 out 5
Kids 0 out 5