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Long Shot (2019)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

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Jonathan Levine

Writers:

Dan Sterling (screenplay by), Liz Hannah (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Charlotte Field
Seth Rogen ... Fred Flarsky
June Diane Raphael ... Maggie Millikin
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Lance
Ravi Patel ... Tom
Bob Odenkirk ... President Chambers
Andy Serkis ... Parker Wembley
Randall Park ... Boss
Tristan D. Lalla ... Agent M
Alexander Skarsgård ... Prime Minister James Steward
Aladeen Tawfeek ... Bharath
Nathan Morris Nathan Morris ... Nathan Morris
Wanya Morris ... Wanya Morris
Shawn Stockman ... Shawn Stockman
Isla Dowling Isla Dowling ... Katarina Prudence Wembley
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,740,064, 5 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,316,271, 20 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,514,981, 20 June 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Scheer's newscaster character makes a comment about not wanting his wife to be a female president. In real life, he is married to June Diane Raphael, who plays Maggie in this film. See more »

Goofs

After Fred awakens Charlotte from her "micro-nap", they discuss the jokes he has written for her speech. During the conversation, Fred puts his laptop on Charlotte's desk. As the scene ends, Fred leaves the room without the laptop in his hands (as he was directed to make changes to the speech, he would need his laptop for that work). See more »

Quotes

[as Fred is talking about the Northern Lights, Charlotte notices that his voice is becoming choked]
Charlotte Field: Are you crying?
Fred Flarsky: [sheepishly] ... It's pretty.
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Crazy Credits

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are credited using 'diagonal billing'. See more »

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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Written by Christine Yarian (as Christine Perren) & Freddie Perren
Performed by Boyz II Men
Courtesy of MSM Music Group, Inc.
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Hilarious, charming, and surprising!
5 April 2019 | by RainbowbeanySee all my reviews

Long Shot is another win for both Charlize and Seth. They prove to be a charming underdog couple that you want to route for. The way they got together played true to real life. Believe it or not these two have chemistry and I really enjoyed watching them together. Charlize is the funniest I've ever seen her as a surprisingly down to earth Secretary of State. Seth Rogan is the most charming I've ever seen him. They really use these actors strengths that probably don't get featured too often in their other films. The movie starts off a bit slow but once the two characters come together it really shines! It doesn't take the same roads as most romantic comedies do and will surprise you. I hope you all enjoy this movie. I highly recommend.


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