Long Shot is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 released the trailer:
Long Shot (2019 Movie) New Trailer - Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron.

Story intro

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 love interest 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 manager 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 molly. A hostage crisis occurs soon after and, despite still being high, Charlotte manages to talk the captors down and free the hostage.


Charlize Theron
Charlotte Field, the U.S. Secretary of State
Aviva Mongillo
Young Charlotte
Seth Rogen
Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist
Braxton Herda
Young Fred
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Lance, Fred's best friend
Andy Serkis
Parker Wembley, an international media mogul
June Diane Raphael
Maggie Millikin, one of Field's two key staffers
Bob Odenkirk
President Chambers, the President of the United States and a former television actor
Alexander Skarsgård
James Steward, the Prime Minister of Canada
Ravi Patel
Tom, one of Field's two key staffers
Randall Park
Flarsky's boss
Tristan D. Lalla
Agent M, Field's bodyguard
James Saito
Minister Kishido
Lisa Kudrow
Katherine, the head of Field's polling team
Kurt Braunohler
Wembley News Anchor #1
Paul Scheer
Wembley News Anchor #2
Claudia O'Doherty
Wembley News Anchor #3
Boyz II Men
Lil Yachty


The film Long Shot was scheduled to be released by Lionsgate and Lions Gate Entertainment on March 9, 2019 (SXSW), on May 2, 2019, on May 3, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom) and on June 20, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 125 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $37.7 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.

External links

Official website: longshot.movie

Wikipedia: Long Shot (2019 film)

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