Long Shot is a movie just released following the Secretary of State Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron). The President is a TV actor played by the TV actor (Bob Odenkirk). After the President decides not to run for reelection to pursue a career in film, Field looks to gain backing for a presidential run.
Shortly after deciding on running, she runs into Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen). They grew up next door to each other and Charlotte was actually Fred’s babysitter for a time and Flarsky is recruited to become her campaign speechwriter. Soon they spark up an oddball relationship disapproved of by Field’s running team.
Now I’m not the biggest of Seth Rogen’s crude humor. If that is your thing, you won’t be disappointed. In case you’re like me and just kind of have a ‘meh’ mentality towards it, there is quite a lot more behind the movie.
At the end of the day, it is just an R-rated rom-com designed to make you laugh. It does that, quite well I might add. There is political satire that I thought landed better than many others did, along with just classic charming moments. The two have much better chemistry than I would expect and they bounce off each other magnificently. The jokes land almost all the time and don’t make you feel held down in mediocrity, instead leaning towards a more well-developed and comedically timed plot that brings the viewer into the story.
Rating: A+ Oven-Broiled Filet Mignon