This is a spoiler-free advanced review of Long Shot from its premiere at SXSW. Long Shot will be in theaters on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Romantic comedies are a fundamental cog in Hollywood’s multi-billion dollar entertainment wheel, with a formula that’s easily recognizable, and often, predictable: two people meet each other, they fall in love, there’s an obstacle to overcome, and then they – usually – live happily ever after. Long Shot, written and directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), doesn’t stray too far from the norm, but still elevates the rom-com genre with a politically-themed, whimsical script and impeccable casting— specifically, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, whose on-screen chemistry is instantly captivating and really, really funny.
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