Long Shot is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine.
Lionsgate Movies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 released the trailer:
Long Shot (2019 Movie) New Trailer - Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron.
In 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Charlotte Field learns from President Chambers that he does not plan on running for a second term. Seeing an opportunity, she convinces him to endorse her as a potential presidential candidate. Meanwhile, New York City journalist Fred Flarsky learns that the newspaper he works for has been bought by Parker Wembley, a wealthy media mogul whose ethics directly oppose Fred's. Furious, he promptly quits but cannot find another job. Depressed, he turns to his more successful best friend Lance, who takes him to a charity fundraising event that Charlotte is also attending. She and Fred recognize each other, as she was his babysitter and secret crush when they were teenagers. While they catch up, Wembley interrupts them to plan a meeting with Charlotte, leading Fred to condemn Wembley's actions and beliefs before leaving. Upon reading some of Fred's columns, Charlotte decides to hire him to write her speeches over the protests of her Chief of Staff, Maggie. Despite voicing skepticism of her ethics, Fred takes the job. At a world leaders summit, Charlotte is forced to revise a speech involving a planned environmental revision to appease some of her constituents. When Fred objects and calls her out on abandoning her morals, she changes her mind and the speech is a success. As the two continue to spend time together under the pretext of Fred learning more about Charlotte for his writing, they start to get close. Finally, after surviving a revolution in Manila, they begin a relationship together. Upon finding out, Maggie tries to warn both that the public will never accept them as a couple. When Chambers orders Charlotte to remove plans to preserve the trees, as some friends of his asked, she lets off steam with Fred by getting high on ecstasy. A hostage crisis occurs soon after and, despite still being high, Charlotte manages to talk the captors down and free the hostage.
The film Long Shot was scheduled to be released on March 9, 2019 (SXSW), on May 2, 2019, on May 3, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) and on June 20, 2019 (Germany) by Lions Gate Entertainment, 01 Distribution, BF Distribution, Belga Films, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, Encore Films, Entertainment One, Golden Village Pictures, Independent Films, Lionsgate UK, Odeon, Pioneer Films, Pony Canyon, SND Groupe M6, StudioCanal, Summit Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Joy n Cinema, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Pris Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 125 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $53.4 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Long Shot got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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