Long Shot

Review: Long Shot

24 Apr 19

Turned out to be a winner

I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie. I like Seth Rogen but wasn't expecting to love this movie. The movie starts off with an unlikely combination of an idealistic journalist who looks like he still lives in his parents basement (he doesn't) and his former babysitter whom he had a crush on who's now running for the Presidency. The stars are aligned and perhaps the crush may have not been a one-way thing, leading to the now unemployed journalist working for his former crush as her speechwriter to inject humour into speeches.

As they travel the world armed with the presidential runner's greenie idealism that she's nurtured from childhood, love blossoms. I'll leave it at that. There are many funny and endearing scenes throughout the movie. More so through the middle of the movie. The scenes right at the end don't quite fit with the movie and it's like Seth Rogen is just poking fun at us. The supporting cast play their part in making this an endearing movie. There are some serious bits, but overall you'll enjoy it as a lighthearted loveable movie with loveable characters.