“Long Shot” Review

Photo credit: Lionsgate

…we finally got another good romantic comedy! I don’t think anybody would have predicted Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron to be the duo that reinvigorates a dying genre, but, hey, weirder things have happened.

This movie is such a great time. It’s hilarious from the get-go, and you really start to become attached to Rogen and Theron as the film progresses. Their chemistry is palpable in every scene, and the script cleverly utilizes their seemingly opposite personalities for any comedic and dramatic moment possible. I even found myself charmed by the supporting cast, too, as there are plenty of memorable characters that lead to some of the movie’s funniest moments. The political backdrop is also used for some political satire that, while nothing groundbreaking, lends the film a level of relevance that extends beyond its raunchy comedy without ever becoming overly preachy.

Long Shot could be viewed on a surface level as merely checking all the standard rom-com boxes, but that would discredit just how satisfying it is to watch these boxes get checked. The movie gets everything right that it has to, and it even throws in some extra flavor for good measure. Don’t be fooled by the trailers: Long Shot is great.

“Long Shot” is Ben Watches Things Approved

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