Verdict: This romcom will give you the feels.
Seth Rogen does it again! His character in the latest film Long Shot is pretty similar to the one he plays in the film Knocked Up with Katherine Heigl. While he ended up with a girl way out of his league then, will he be so lucky this time around?
What’s Long Shot About:
Secretary of the United States of America Charlotte Fields (Charlize Theron) is presented with an opportunity to run for President. She is focused, passionate, and wants to make a difference. Meanwhile, in New York City we meet Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed, pot-loving journalist who turns to his best friend Lance (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) to help him drown his sorrows of being unemployed. Lance asks Flarsky to join him at a “rich” people event, which Charlotte Fields happens to be attending. Flarsky and Fields lock eyes at this charity fundraising event and realize that they know each other from their childhood. Charlotte instinctively decides to hire Flarksy as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her staff. Soon, sparks begin to fly and a highly secretive relationship blossoms between the two. However, the honeymoon phase of their relationship is short-lived as reality kicks in. Charlotte Fields, the most influential woman on the planet, running to become the next president of the United States of America, has an image and a reputation to maintain. Flarsky does not fit the bill and he certainly isn’t the Prince Charming that everyone is rooting for.
This romcom checks all the boxes that make this film a funny and entertaining watch. The chemistry that Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron‘s characters portray is very lovable in spite of them being an odd and an unlikely match. Directed by Jonathan Levine, Long Shot takes a satirical dig at the gender-biased criticism faced by women in power and how their appearances matter more than their accomplishments.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The plot is a little underdeveloped in certain parts of the movie but Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron‘s performances make up for that.
Why You Should Watch:
Looking for a light and entertaining watch this weekend? Long Shot is the perfect film for you. This heart-warming comedy will certainly bring out all the smiles and laughs.
– By Alisha Fernandes