Aug 102019

Long Shot is a decent enough romantic-comedy that doesn’t exactly break new ground and doesn’t stretch Seth Rogen’s acting abilities while Charlize Theron is as graceful as always.



Long Shot

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Lionsgate | R – 125 min. – $39.99 | July 30, 2019

Date Published: 08/10/2019 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Writer(s): Dan Sterling (story), Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah (screenplay)
Cast: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (Dolby Atmos), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 47.47 GB
Total Bitrate: 33.15 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 3.0/5

Plot Synopsis: Fred Flarsky (SETH ROGEN) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field (CHARLIZE THERON) is one of the most influential women in the world — a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter — much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

Quick Hit Review: Amiable enough romantic-comedy with a political angle, Long Shot excels thanks to both Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s energetic and innocent personalities and despite a clash of… let’s just say attractiveness, the two share wonderful chemistry. Story isn’t always the strongest and it does have a little nativity when it comes to the world of politics, but still a movie that’s worth checking out, particularly if you’re a fan of either Rogen or Theron. Also helps to have a respectable supporting cast that includes O’Shea Jackson, Andy Serkis and Alexander Skarsgård.

Long Shot was directed by Jonathan Levine, who was behind the wonderful zombie-romance Warm Bodies and the funny fantasy-comedy The Night Before, with a script by Dan Sterling (The Interview) and Liz Hannah (The Post) from a story by Sterling.



This release comes with a slip cover and redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

All’s Fair in Love & Politics: The Making of Long Shot (29:55) is a behind-the-scenes featurette with interviews with members of the cast and crew discussing the plot and characters.

Seven Minutes in Heaven: Seth & Charlize Uncensored (6:55) has the two stars answering a variety of questions about the project and working together.

Secret Weapons (15:53) breaks down the great supporting cast of characters.

Epic Flarsky Falls (6:12) – Looks at the stuntwork done for Rogen’s various falls featured in the film.

Prime Minister Steward O-Rama (4:55) is a featurette on Alexander Skarsgård who portrays the Canadian PM.

Hanging with Boyz II Men (5:49) is just some behind-the-scenes footage with the legendary R&B group.

Just Kinda Crushing It (4:13) – Not sure what this is, just some fly-on-the-wall footage.

The First Mister: A Portrait (7:15) – This is a featurette on making a portrait for Fred Fields

An Imperfect Union (7:28) is on the team-up between Theron and Rogen.

Love & Politics (5:15) – On the integration of romance with politics.

Friends Like These (3:56) – A short featurette on the antoginists of the film.

Although there’s 97-minutes worth of featurettes, it’s kind of disjointed and not much information that is gleaned other than everyone has had a great time working together.


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Long Shot comes to Blu-ray presented in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with most modern movies, this looks great in HD, detail is incredibly sharp and colors are bright and vibrant and there were no signs of artifacts, aliasing, banding or other flaws.

AUDIO – 5.0/5

The disc comes with what I consider a bit of a strong Dolby Atmos track, strange for a romance-drama-comedy, but still effective and coming to life for the soundtrack which has an extra kick thanks to the LFE channel while dialogue comes through the center channel with great clarity.


OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, Long Shot is a decent enough romantic-comedy that doesn’t exactly break new ground and doesn’t stretch Seth Rogen’s acting abilities playing pretty much the same type of character as he has in the past, while Charlize Theron is as graceful as always. The Blu-ray release has great video/audio transfers and the featurettes were okay.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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