Tagged: Long Shot

Review – Long Shot (2019)

Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ravi Patel, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis

Long Shot

While politics makes people feel a lot of things these days, romantic doesn’t tend to be one of them. Where 25 years ago a film like The American President with Michael Douglas and Annette Benning could use the romanticism of the very idea of the Presidency and the White House to build a love story, in the decades since we are more accustomed to seeing the White House as a setting for action thrillers. And with politics seemingly growing more divided by the day, Jonathan Levine’s romantic comedy and political parody, Long Shot, would seem to be exactly that. But with its strange combination of crass humour and high ideals, it actually kind of works. Continue reading

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