When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
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.
There are several discussions of it being rare for actors to successfully transition from TV to films. Seth Rogen himself did this: his first role was in Freaks and Geeks. See more »
Referring to Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, Charlotte says "I couldn't believe khaleesi's dragon came out as a White Walker!". Actually, Viserion was reanimated as a wight, not as a White Walker. See more »
[as Fred is talking about the Northern Lights, Charlotte notices that his voice is becoming choked]
Are you crying?
... It's pretty.
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Written by Michael Bivins, Dallas L. Austin, Shawn Stockman (as Shawn Patrick Stockman) & Nathan Morris (as Nathan B. Morris)
Performed by Boyz II Men
Courtesy of MSM Music Group, Inc.
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A lot better than I was expecting with some funny moments and good chemistry between Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen but it doesn't break the typical rom-com formula. The plot was predictable and a couple of scenes felt out of place.
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