Opening June 20, 2019
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Writing credits: Dan Sterling, Liz Hannah
Principal actors: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael, Andy Serkis
The title says it all. It is a long shot, that the beautiful, ultra-glamorous, successful and ambitious Secretary of State Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) should fall for the nerdy, chaotic, permanently underdressed, just-out-of-job journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), in this unlikely odd-couple romantic comedy. In a chance encounter during a high-class party the two one-time neighbors (Charlotte used to babysit Fred when she was 16 and he was 13, having a crush on her already back then) meet again. Charlotte's highest ambition is to become the first female President of the United States, and - against the advice of her adviser Maggie (June Diane Raphael) - she spontaneously signs Fred up as her speechwriter. They embark on an equally unlikely world tour to present her 'Save the Planet' project, during which they discover their feelings for each other. Does this improbable romance have a chance to survive?
Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Night Before) teamed up with Seth Rogen again, who, together with Charlize Theron, is co-producing this movie. It received an audience award at this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. 125 minutes (Ulrike L.)