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Movie review: Grabbflabbiga Long-shot about love, politics and ecstasy

”Long shot” is yet another in the line of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogens flabbkomedier. Their joint filmography is dominated by, well, könshumor with the heart. The movies are almost, without exception, told from a flåsigt grabbperspektiv, including the very höhöande if gräsrökande and other substances.

the Duo's best movie ”Superbad” from 2007, with Jonah Hill and Michael Cera in the lead roles, was, however, a kind of sequel with last year's at least as charmoffensiva ”Blockers” that followed the three girls ' attempt to get rid of virginity.

cooperation, it is once again a pojkfantasi, albeit with a delayed redemption. ”Long shot” is vuxenversionen of a stereotypical high school movie where the nörden defies the odds and gets together with the school's best looking girl.

There will certainly be some skämskuddiga flashbacks to the teenage years, but Seth Rogens character is closer to the 40 mark when he encounters together with his old babysitter, and it's finally beginning to look like love. Just like in his genombrottsfilm ”knocked up” is the premise that the oborstade Rogen get to it with a woman who plays in a different league, not only in appearance but also in career path.

His character here is a pugnacious but unemployed journalist who likes to use vulgar language. Charlize Theron plays an american minister of foreign affairs consolidates on to become AMERICA's first female president. She uses him as a speechwriter because the campaign needs a more fun image.

One can of course also describe the ”Long shot” as an inverted ”Pretty woman” – at least that is a parallel that the film encourages through a scene with tryckardans to Roxette's ”It must have been love”. He will be picked up from the streets of Brooklyn and need to learn storpolitikens codes of conduct. She gets an opportunity to view their scheming karriärism outside and call their polluted ideals.

like anything, but the big problem is that Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah the script does not accommodate a sufficient number of jests. It feels like every crazy antics going on repeat, from erektionshumorn to the tokroliga ecstasytrippen.

”Long shot” is not just a clash between people from different worlds, but also a meeting between film stars from different galaxies. Here arises a dissonance when the film is not just trying to be romantic at the half-ironic way. Seth Rogen unfortunately belongs to its komikergenerations more limited actor.

He was not, for example, Jonah Hills ability to portray the vulnerability, awkwardness, or ashamed. Aside from their boisterous laughter Rogen just two working mood: amazed! (open eyes) and cursed (strained voice). Charlize Theron is professional as usual, but her tears feel like the gems for his shiny grin.

See more: Three more successful flabbkomedier: ”Game night” (2018), ”Tag” (2018), ”Blockers” (2018).

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