Seth Rogen has once again hit a stroke of genius with rom-com ‘Long Shot’ in which he is partnered with Charlize Theron. The rags to riches story of a comedy writer (Rogen) who is reunited with his teenage dream who is now a presidential candidate (Theron) is enjoyable and never runs out of jokes.
The story is a simple one with many ‘current’ references to the political situation in the US: as she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte Field (Theron) hires Fred Flarsky (Rogen) 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 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 scene where the two of them go out and have drugs after which she, in her role as Secretary of State, has to negotiate the release of a hostage, hits all the right notes.
This is not Oscar material, but rather a great two hours of entertainment, no matter which side of the political fence you are on.