“It’s Pretty Woman. But she’s Richard Gere and You’re Julia Roberts,” states Fred Flarsky’s best friend (O’Shea Jackson Jnr) unequivocally.
And he’s right! Poor Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is way out of his league with his childhood crush (and ex-babysitter) Charlotte Field.
She’s now a Secretary Of State, and facing a long shot of her own, as she makes a bid for the White House.
And I think we now know which one out of the two long shots on this movie has most chance of success, and that’s despite Fred wearing green and purple shellsuits and falling down a flight of stairs in front of an important audience.
Fred is now a free-wheeling journalist, and Charlotte asks him to become her campaign speechwriter, which at least means an entertaining presidential campaign.
Long Shot was originally titled Flarsky, which would have offered far fewer opportunities for puns in our upcoming reviews, so thank god they changed it. The teaser tailer is only a minute long, but it looks great fun.
Long Shot is directed by Jonathan Levine and also stars June Diane Raphael, Alexander Skarsgård, O’Shea Jackson Jnr, and Randall Park. The film premieres at the SXSW Film Festival in March, before going on release in the UK and USA on 3 May.
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Watch the teaser trailer for Long Shot now: