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SCREENING: Long Shot

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:08 am
by Boro Boy
Its seldom that I will report back to members on an up and coming film launch that I did not like but Long Shot (starring Seth Rogen [who I usually like a lot] and Charlize Theron) is one.

Words like puerile, lacking-direction, unfunny etc. all come to mind. This was meant to be a rom-com about a boy and his baby-sitter who grows up to become the US's 1st female President (and her partner); but it looses its way at many levels. It attempts to make itself up to date with green issues, gross sexual references and right wing / left wing politics, all which might date this film very quickly. It really looses it for me when it tries to purvey the normalising of drug taking...!

Not one to take the kids to, in fact avoid it yourself but unfortunately there will be those who like it for its anti establishment normalisation.

For me a big miss! :thumbdown:

Re: SCREENING: Long Shot

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:25 am
by AAAlphaThunder
Whatever rocks your boat.

Re: SCREENING: Long Shot

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:59 am
by Boro Boy
Ohps. forgot to add; Boyz to Men appear and sing in a party scene in the film.

And here is a clip of the film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2139881/?r ... f_=nv_sr_1

Re: SCREENING: Long Shot

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:07 pm
by rayf
saw it yesterday - quite enjoyed but could have done with less bad language :think:

Re: SCREENING: Long Shot

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 2:06 am
by Boro Boy
rayf wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:07 pm
saw it yesterday - quite enjoyed but could have done with less bad language :think:
I must admit the attempt at normalising of drugs also put me off...