A cliched and predictable rom-com with some clever commentary and genuine humor, “Long Shot” only benefits further thanks to the surprising chemistry from Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. While a couple like that probably would’ve have worked in the eyes of the public, the two co-stars make it work with their performance banter and it makes for a very entertaining, very likable duo. The film is funny in ways you would expect from the rated R angle but that only goes so far whether or not if you’re a fan of romantic comedies or your a fan of Seth Rogen. Some political aspects and social commentary barely come to light, other romantic scenes/funny moments fell flat for me and honestly, I could’ve done without the social commentary.
The performances are a definite plus though.
But truth be told, most audiences don’t go to romantic comedies for social commentary: they go because of the stars that are involved with said movie and the fact that they want them to find happiness. This might have what you’re looking for but you probably might forget about shortly afterwards.