UNLIKELY BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
New York journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) has just quit his job for ideological reasons when he happens to meet the Secretary of State (Charlize Theron) at a party; she used to be his babysitter and hires him as a speechwriter. That’s the beginning of a romance that looks like something only Rogen would find believable… but it’s part of the fun and this is a good vehicle for him, the director and Theron. The two stars do their odd couple very well. A bit too familiar for anyone who’s ever seen a Rogen movie, but amusing, and it’s fun watching Alexander Skarsgård in an unusual role as the Canadian prime minister.
2019-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Cast: Seth Rogen (Fred Flarsky), Charlize Theron (Charlotte Field), O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (Lance), Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk… Alexander Skarsgård, Lisa Kudrow, Boyz II Men.
Trivia: Co-produced by the two stars.