Along with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan has been famous for making a large number of movies that over the years, have been very bad. In 2015, Rogan’s acting performance as Steve Wozniak in the movie “Steve Jobs” was outstanding proving that with the right part, Rogan can be involved in a high quality movie.
The issue with Rogan’s career, has been forgoing quality for raunchy films he has produced only because raunchy sells. The new movie “Long Shot” starring Charlize Theron also has some raunchy moments but this film has a high quality screenplay, written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah that makes the unlikely connection between the Secretary of State, played by Theron and an unemployed radical writer Fred Flarsky, played by Rogan, very believable. There are some formulaic plot points in this story that we have all seen before and a predictable ending, but overall I give a strong recommendation to Long Shot and agree with the 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.