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The movie's lack of political substance empties out the relationship at its center; having little to work with and little to hold them together, the actors appear to be meeting each other for the first time in every scene.
Eventually, a phoniness takes root in the script (credited to Dan Sterling and The Post's Liz Hannah), which morphs from scoring feminist points against a thinly veiled Fox News to selling out its Charlotte just when she needs her courage the most.
Forget about those real-life presidential types: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are a winning ticket that'll actually make you feel good about politics, at least for two romantic and occasionally raunchy hours.
As it happens, "Long Shot," directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah, is the most likable Hollywood romantic comedy I've seen in ages and, not coincidentally, the most ambitious.
While Theron is a trouper and a deft enough comic actor to keep the set-up ticking, the film is more assured with pratfalls and tangents than a romance that only ever convinces as a slightly odd fantasy...
Long Shot reminds viewers how pleasant and giddy this sort of fairy tale can be, especially when brought to the screen by talented performers who can seduce viewers as effectively as their characters attract each other.
Theron and Rogen are a sparking pair of live wires who turn an impossible relationship - she's the class to his crass, the hot to his not - into a soft-hearted political satire that's raunchy and romantic in all the right places.
Very funny whatever you think of its more old-fashioned notions, the picture will charm many viewers who can set implausibility aside for a while; it's certainly the most commercial film yet by The Wackness director Levine.