Jake’s Take: “Long Shot” Review

The newest romantic comedy to hit our theaters, “Long Shot” was enjoyable but didn’t offer anything new to a genre that is running dry. Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron offer an interesting dynamic and share great chemistry throughout the entire film.

Let’s just get this out of the way, Charlize Theron is the best thing to happen to this movie. Really showing how Charlize Theron can adapt to any genre and role, “Long Shot” just shows off her versatility when it comes to acting. Seth Rogen however, although funny and working off Charlize Theron, did not offer anything new to his repertoire. Just playing a normal ole Seth Rogen type character, his character made it feel as though I had seen this film before.

The largest problem with this movie is the fact that it is a romantic comedy. A hard genre to make an interesting and new movie in, the romantic comedy genre is just filled with the same story over and over again. Yet, even after telling me the same story over and over again, the dynamic in this movie really had some charm to somehow separate it from other romcoms, but not that far away from others.

I would recommend this film to others, but I’d only recommend it in the same way that I would recommend other romantic comedies. It didn’t really do anything different to impact the people seeing it, as well as not changing the medium or bringing a new light to the romcom genre like it promoted.

★★★☆☆